South west news
Campaigning news from the South west
North Dorset MP Simon Hoare, who is championing a private member's bill to restrict cars parking on pavements, was given some first hand experience of the issues facing blind and partially sighted people in Blandford Forum recently.
RNIB and Action for Blind People held a successful roundtable event in Truro this week to promote the #SeeTheNeed campaign to secure more sight loss adviser posts across the country.
Bristol North West MP Charlotte Leslie joined volunteer campaigner Jenny Hodges on a blindfold walk around Henleaze on 4 September in order to highlight the challenges blind and partially sighted people face when getting out and about.
RNIB volunteer campaigners Steve Hyde and Josie Iles met with Bath and North East Somerset Council to press for improvements to rehabilitation services on 5 August.
Leading Bath councillors Anthony Clarke and Martin Veale took part in a blindfold walk around Bath on 8 July to highlight the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face when getting out and about in their local areas.