East of england news

Campaigning news from the East of England 

  • Colchester Mayor takes blindfold walk challenge


    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.

  • Stevenage volunteer wins court case


    Siobhan Dilley is celebrating after her court victory against a taxi driver who refused to take Siobhan and her guide dog Mac.

  • Essex volunteer takes part in driver training with First Bus


    Essex Volunteer Campaign Leader Phil Lee joined First Bus drivers for a day of training at their Chelmsford depot on 27 April, to highlight the challenges faced by their blind and partially sighted passengers.

  • Essex volunteer reports on the quality of the care environment at Colchester Hospital


    Essex Volunteer Campaign Leader Phil Lee attended a Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) over three days at Colchester Hospital in April in order to assess how the environment supports patients’ privacy and dignity, food, cleanliness and general building maintenance.

  • South Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrat candidate takes 'blindfold' walk challenge


    Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for South Cambridgeshire, Sebastian Kindersley, found out about the difficulties people with sight loss face getting out and about when he took part in a blindfold walk on 17 April.

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