Campaigning news from the North west
A group of blind and partially sighted people swapped places with bus drivers in Workington on 14 June to demonstrate the barriers they face when travelling on buses, as part of our ‘Stop for me, Speak to me’ bus campaign.
Eric McKinder, Volunteer Campaigns Coordinator in Salford, met with his MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, on 2 June to discuss issues such as Attendance Allowance, and accessibility of Salford’s streets.
On Monday 23 May, we facilitated a meeting between Oldham Councillors and residents with sight loss to discuss issues that people with sight loss face when getting out and about in the town.
Our Salford volunteer campaigner Eric Mackinder, organised a blindfold walk around Swinton with several members of staff from Salford Council on 22 January as part of our Who put that there! campaign.
Cumbria County Council has pledged to work with local blind and partially sighted campaigners and RNIB to tackle the growing issue of street clutter.