South west news

Campaigning news from the South west 

  • South West campaigners lobby council on rehab services


    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.

  • Bath councillors take part in 'blindfold' walk


    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.

  • Exeter's Health and Wellbeing Board backs our street charter


    Following a blindfold walk around the city centre held in April and further campaigning by our fantastic supporters, Exeter city Council's Health and Wellbeing Board have now agreed to develop a clear streets charter.

  • New MP takes blindfold walk challenge


    Rebecca Pow, the new MP for Taunton Deane in Somerset, took part in a blindfold walk around Taunton town centre on 1 April to highlight the problems caused by street furniture.

  • City centre tour highlights challenges faced by the visually impaired


    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.

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