All welcome to our next meeting on Wednesday 26th September 7-9pm Les Cotils

You can view a PDF of the agenda by clicking here GDA members meeting agenda – Sept 2018

GDA members meeting agenda

Wednesday 26thSeptember 2018, 7-9pm

Les Cotils, Harry Bound Room

6.45pm     Welcome tea/coffee

Liz Dene will be available for support and advice about registering to vote/postal vote

7.00pm     GDA update from Karen Blanchford


Current projects and representations

Executive Board Update

AGM – November 6th7-9pm, Les Cotils

7.30pm    Liz Dene, Lead Referendum Officer presenting update on the Referendum

Liz will be available towards the end of the meeting for individual questions and assistance with registering to vote/postal vote if required.

7.45pm    Accessible Evening (Christmas shopping and lights), December 3rd5.30 – 7.30pm

                 Karen Blanchford

                        About the project

Purple Tuesday UK, November 13th

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd

 8.00pm    Members ideas/suggestions – Karen Blanchford and Trudi Kent

                        See below

8.30pm    Any other business

                        Time for discussion/questions.

Liz Dene available for individual support

9.00pm    Close

Members ideas for Accessible evening, December 3rd

Prior to the meeting on September 26th, we would please like you/your members to think about what would make your experience of shopping/eating/visiting town a little easier and what would encourage you to visit town more.

We are looking at identifying some problem areas and ideas for solutions to overcome them.

Please consider all areas, for example:

Customer service e.g. what do staff need to know or do to make your experience easier?

Signage – in store and out and about

Environment inside e.g. lighting, noise, obstructions, space etc


Transport and parking

Physical access

We would really value your input as this will assist in informing training and awareness sessions that will be given to businesses and staff.

Please can you RSVP to Trudi Kent,, 07781 163967 if you are attending the evening

Thank you for your continued support