South west news
Campaigning news from the South west
The challenges faced by blind and partially sighted people in busy city centres came under the spotlight in Exeter on 1 April when local sight loss adviser, Tracy Wilson, took leading Exeter councillors and key officers on a tour of the city centre.
Our ‘Who Put That There!’ campaign received a boost this week when Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Dorset and North Poole, Vikki Slade, took part in a blindfold walk on 4 March.
Volunteer campaigner, Steve Hyde accompanied Bath MP Don Foster and Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate, Steve Bradley, on a blindfold walk around Bath city centre as part of our “Who put that there!” campaign on 20 February.
RNIB campaigners met with Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner on 11 February to raise concerns about pavement parking.
RNIB campaigners have been working to get changes to a £1.2 million road scheme in Bath's Seven Dials area that will see pavements and kerbs disappear as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are given equal rights to the road.