Campaigning news from the East of England
In February, Essex Volunteer Campaign Leader Phil Lee was shocked to be told by two taxi drivers that they didn’t take any type of dog and therefore would not drive him and his guide dog. Phil took the drivers to court where both drivers were found guilty and ordered to pay fines and court costs.
Campaigners in Norfolk have long called for qualified sight loss adviser in the County’s eye clinics, to support work by existing local society volunteers.
Bedfordshire volunteer campaigner, Natalie, has been working with Central Bedfordshire Council to tackle pavement obstructions in her area of Biggleswade.
The Government is currently deciding who will run the rail service covering the East of England. It's essential that potential operators engage with rail users and stakeholders from across the region. We would like to share your experiences of current rail services, and what improvements you would like to see.
Local campaigners Phil Lee and Sam Tracey took Councillor Theresa Higgins, Mayor of Colchester, on a blindfold walk to highlight the challenges of A-boards, cafe furniture and a lack of rotating cones at crossings along Colchester High Street.