Hackney Council has launched a new initiative which will see authorities and disabled residents attending visits into the area to gauge what access improvements need to be made.
Things like road signage, ramp access and specialised facilities will be considered on the Hackney an Accessible Place for Everyone campaign. It is hoped that action plans will then be put into place to begin improving facilities.
The Council is organising five guided visits to Stamford Hill, Abney Park, Hackney Central, Dalston and Shoreditch – areas experiencing rapid change and development. During these visits local residents Councillors and council staff will have the opportunity to explore the areas and make suggestions on how access can be improved.
More than 15 local disabled people, Councillors and Council staff who work in relevant departments like planning, transportation and town centre management have received training over the last few months to lead the visits. The visits run from Wednesday 21 June to 17 July.