Meeting the Mayor

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later on this week I will be meeting the Mayor of Llandudno, Cllr. Malcolm Bullock.

I will be chatting to him and also raising a few points which I would be interested in hearing his views on. In particular, I will be raising the survey done by the Government into accessibility which is quite depressing if you are a wheelchair user.

Take these  statistics for an example:

Findings of disability audit

  • Less than a third of department stores have accessible changing rooms.
  • Two thirds of retail staff have no training in how to help disabled customers
  • 40% of restaurants and a third of department stores do not have an accessible toilet.
  • 20% of high street shops have no ramps for wheelchairs
  • Only 15% of retailers have hearing loops for shoppers with hearing impairments.

Shocking isn’t it?

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