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Press coverage of Dave's Memorial

November 15th, 2011|

From the Guernsey Press, Saturday 12th November: Dave's work for disabled people is recognised. A memorial stone plaque celebrating the work of disability campaigner Dave Purdy was unveiled yesterday. Crowds gathered at the access ramp to Market Square [...]

Bailiff unveils memorial stone to Dave Purdy

November 14th, 2011|

Although there were a few spots of rain, that didn't stop a large crowd of Dave Purdy's friends and family gathering at the Market Square Ramp to watch the Bailiff unveil a memorial stone in Dave's honour on [...]

Guernsey gets an online Access Guide

October 6th, 2011|

The States has commissioned an organisation called DisabledGo to audit the accessibility of 500 venues in Guernsey - hotels, restaurants, shops, public buildings - and publish the results online for everyone to use.  DisabledGo hosted meetings on Wednesday 5th October [...]

GDA member Richard Cochrane interviewed by BBC

September 29th, 2011|

In September Richard Cochrane gave BBC Guernsey reporter Fay Tabel a powerful, yet balanced insight into the difficulties disabled islanders face when getting around Town and into shops. Even though it was radio, you could tell just by Richard's voice how [...]

Gina brings B&Q scooter back to life

August 15th, 2011|

Gina Johnson has done it again. Having persuaded Waitrose to make a mobility scooter available to customers at each of their Guernsey stores, she has now inspired B&Q to reinstate theirs. Notices at the B&Q store at Admiral [...]

Waitrose listens to Gina

June 7th, 2011|

Following a request from GDA member Gina Johnson, Waitrose has teamed up with St John's to provide a mobility scooter in both their Admiral Park and Rohais stores. Gina has her own scooter but can't always take it [...]

New ramp proposed for Town Square

April 5th, 2011|

Yesterday (April 4th 2011) the St Peter Port Douzaine announced that they were awaiting Environment approval for a revised scheme to create a ramp instead on steps at the corner of the Town Church by the Albion pub. Headway member [...]

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