Trafford Council is planning an exciting new initiative which will make town centres more accessible and inclusive.
Over the coming months the Council will engage with residents, disability charities and partner organisations to find out what are the barriers to accessing shops and services within Trafford’s town centres – particularly for disabled people.
The information will be used to shape an Accessible Town Centres Scheme by identifying how the Council and partners can facilitate a more inclusive town centre environment which is accessible to all.
The Council hopes to work closely with businesses and other stakeholders to make positive changes regarding access within Trafford.
Councillor Catherine Hynes, Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Equalities and Partnerships, said:
Making Trafford’s town centres accessible for all is a key priority for Trafford Council. This is an initiative that I passionately believe will help everyone fully enjoy our award winning town centre offer. This scheme is part of a long term commitment to improve access to our town centres and will be an ongoing programme of constant engagement and activity as we strive to raise the bar for accessibility standards. We also hope that the benefits are far reaching for all, and that our Town Centres will be inclusive to everyone, to parents with young children, to disabled people and to older people.”
Posted on Thursday 21st March 2019