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Blue Badge Parking Bay Abuse

Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK) organised a slightly different version of their last Blue Badge Bay Abuse survey in August 2020 because of the COVID pandemic.

They asked the public to complete a survey from home and were asking questions on more general parking experiences.

This allowed DMUK to expand the scope of the campaign to other parking settings.

The survey results indicated that 95.6% of participants did not think that local authorities were doing enough to tackle Blue Badge abuse.

It also showed that only 20.8% of Blue Badge holders had ever been asked to have their Blue Badge inspected by an official and that 96.4% of participants supported more inspections of Blue Badges.

SCAN are sending out a call to local Blue Badge holders to report back their own experiences since the Pandemic lock downs started and how has the pandemic made a difference to your usual parking experiences.

We have an online survey that can be completed or if you wish to have a paper form then either email your details  to info@spelthorneaccess.org.uk or leave a voice message or text at 07853 038933 and we will send a survey form with an SA Envelope for its return.

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Reports & Information for Spelthorne Physical, Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities Forum meetings

Local Organisations with an involvement in Disability Issues are welcome  to attend any of the Spelthorne Physical, Sensory and Cognitive Disabilities Forum meetings and present a report to the Forum.

We Consult With Spelthorne Borough Council and Surrey County Council on local issues such as;
 Pedestrian Crossings
 Pedestrian/Cycle Shared pathways
 Disabled Access to buildings, shopping areas, countryside and leisure services

Tell Us about:
 pavements that are being obstructed either by badly parked vehicles or overhanging trees,
 crossing points that need dropped kerbs
 buildings or services that are not accessible

So that we can further improve access to facilities and services for all members of our community in Spelthorne.

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Staines Town Centre Pavement License Applications - Post COVID

Lockdowns as a result of coronavirus are starting to be eased. With this easing, we are seeing changes being made to street layouts.

SCAN’s Chairman has been receiving copies of several new license applications from Spelthorne Borough Council’s (SBC) licensing department since the end of March.

However, setting up pavement dining areas, can create additional problems for pedestrians with disabilities that are not immediately apparent to other people.

Copies of his full report are available on request to info@spelthorneaccess.org.uk

SCAN welcomes your comments about any experiences you may have had - Positive as well as negative

Greggs, High Street Staines.
Harvester, Tilly’s Lane, Staines.
Pret a Manger, Norris Road/High Street, Staines.
Starbucks, High Street, Staines.
Turtle Bay, High Street, Staines.
Wagamamas, Norris Road, Staines.
Wetherspoons, High Street, Staines.
Momo Café, No.1 Clarence Street, Staines.
Flamm Restaurant, 13-15 High Street, Staines.
Mexican Rico Ltd 137 Vicarage Road TW16.

By their very nature A-boards obstruct pedestrians from being able to move in a straight line along the pavement. For information about the guidance in Surrey please visit the Surrey County Council (SCC) web site using the following link www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/permits-and-licences/new-and-temporary-signs/guidance-for-placing-advertising

If you find advertising that does not comply with the guidance, provided by SCC or would like to clarify if advertising would be allowed, please contact SCC using our advertising board obstructing the highway form.

www9.surreycc.gov.uk/HighwayIssue/whatistheissue.aspx?&code=HO 

If you think the situation is an emergency please call Surrey County Council on 0300 200 1003.

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