Tag Archives : disability

Making it easier for wheelchair users to get around Plymouth

More than 40 dropped kerb crossings have been installed or improved this year to make it easier for people in wheelchairs to get around Plymouth. We have been working with the Plymouth Area Disabled Access Network (PADAN) to identify locations where people with disabilities encounter difficulty and provide better, more accessible crossings. We are also drawing […]

Councillor Dann and Chris Watkins, Group Manager (Highways and Traffic Management) on Sussex Street

Events in Plymouth to mark Hate Crime Awareness Week

A range of events are taking place in Plymouth to mark Hate Crime Awareness Week (10 – 17 October) and encourage local people to report hate crimes and incidents. Events are being held by organisations from across our local voluntary and statutory sector here in Plymouth. Hate crimes and incidents are targeted at a person […]

Plymouth residents urged to report hate crime

Residents in Plymouth are being urged to report hate crimes as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week (11th-18th October 2014). Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or transgender identity. A number of events […]

Plymouth’s Dial-A-Ride service shortlisted for national award

Plymouth’s Dial-A-Ride service has been shortlisted for a National Transport Award. Led by Plymouth City Council and run in partnership with local transport charity Access Plymouth and Plymouth Citybus, the service has transformed travel opportunities for elderly and disabled residents. The door-to-door, pre-bookable minibus service runs to any destination within the city, providing an affordable […]