Campaigning news from the East of England
On 25 April, Norwich resident Joy Croft took two local councillors on a blindfold walk to highlight how the removal of accessible pelican crossings is turning the city centre into a ‘no-go’ area for people with sight loss.
Campaigners in the East of England are fed up with the audio announcements being turned off on trains and are working hard to persuade rail operators to stop this happening. They’d like to encourage other passengers to raise this issue with their local operators.
In November 2015, South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which manages the budget for the local healthcare announced that second eye cataract surgery would be automatically rejected unless clinicians could demonstrate that an exception should be made.
South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group which manages the budget for the healthcare received in the local area has recently announced that second eye cataract surgery will now be automatically rejected unless clinicians can demonstrate an exception should be made.
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.