Council opens public consultation on venue accessibility


Shropshire Council has opened a public consultation asking for views on accessibility to two venues in the region.

The consultation, currently open, has been put together to help improve access to Theatre Severn and the Old Market Hall cinema in Shrewsbury.

The council said the consultation aims to give opportunity to give feedback on proposed changes to services at Theatre Severn and the Old Market Hall cinema and suggest improvements.

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Shropshire Council is looking to improve access to both venues for people with less visible conditions like anxiety, autism or dementia.

The authority detailed how the new proposals are being made to help create a more inclusive experience for all at both venues.

The consultation also asks for views on the current offer at both venues for people who may need further assistance.

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council cabinet member for culture, leisure, waste and communications, said: “Theatre Severn and the Old Market Hall are continuing to grow in popularity attracting over 250,000 people to Shrewsbury in 2018.”

Adding: “However, it is highly important that we ensure both venues are open and inclusive for people with conditions that are not always visible and I’m pleased that measures are being put in place to improve access. I would strongly encourage you to take part in this consultation and help us shape accessibility to both venues.”

The consultation will be open for 8 weeks and will be available to complete online.

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