South west news
Campaigning news from the South west
North Somerset Council has promised an urgent top-level review of road safety at a junction in Nailsea after a blind campaigner was injured.
Councillor Keith Owen, Exeter City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, Health and Wellbeing, visited the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital on 27 October to find out about the vital work staff do with people who have lost their sight.
South West volunteer campaigner Josie Iles has been successful in persuading her council to reign back plans to remove pedestrian crossings and kerbs in Keynsham. Josie spoke to us about why shared space could be two little words you won’t want to hear.
First West of England pledges to support passengers with sight loss and launches 'Talking Buses' in BristolEnglish
First West of England is beginning to roll out 'talking bus technology' on many of its buses in Bristol as well as running Swap with me events across the region in partnership with RNIB.
Tony Williams, the Chief Executive of Bournemouth Borough Council, spent 23 July wearing sim specs at work after being challenged by one of his colleagues with sight loss to spend a day in her shoes.