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New Opportunity for Disabled People in Whitehill & Bordon

21/04/2017

Community First is supporting the development of a new group  – Whitehill & Bordon Disability Action.

It aims  to provide a voice for local disabled people, influence decision making and improve and highlight disability access needs.

The group is still evolving and is having its first public  meeting on Wed 3  May at Forest Community Centre in Bordon GU35 0BS at 11.00 am. Community Transport will be providing free minibus transport for those who want to attend but who cannot get to the venue.

Attendees will be able to look at the information presented at the last town centre consultation, This will be presented a member of staff from Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company.  The group will be able to prepare feedback in preparation for the next consultation stage.

There will also be an informal discussion about the new Disability Action Group and attendees can explore how they might like to be involved.

“Becoming disabled in mid-life taught me the importance of accessibility in everyday life” said Stephen Holden, local resident and member of the new group. “ Things taken for granted before now become a challenge. The developers in Whitehill & Bordon have the opportunity with the group’s support to get things right from the start.”

“This is a great opportunity to be involved with the group at the early stages of its development,”, said Naomi Metcalfe, Community Development Officer for Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company.

Anyone wanting to come along should let the organisers know in advance and inform them whether any support is required to attend or take part in this event.

To book a place and to book transport, e-mail wbdisabilityaction@gmail.com or call Claire Coxwell from the charity Community First, who are helping the group to develop. Tel: 07467 941003.  The group also has a Facebook Group. “Whitehill & Bordon Disability Action”.

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