'My' Accessible Stratford-upon-Avon

“Inclusion is access for all” and access is more than a ramp...

My Accessible Stratford-upon-Avon

Physical disabilities for hearing, sight and mobility impairments affect more than 14 million people in the UK [Family Resources Survey 2018 to 19]. Many more people have sensory needs too and although I have no experience in this area please ask me and I'll direct you to someone who can help. I am a powered wheelchair user, living independently, but your needs may be simple or more complex. Ask a business or organisation if you need more than they offer as they must make reasonable adjustments; the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Equality Act 2010 provide more information.

'My' Accessible Stratford upon Avon has general information about the town of Stratford upon Avon and can be downloaded or printed for your convenience. here.

Town map: is provided by Stratford District Council and includes blue badge parking spaces and their public accessible toilets. here.

Parking: See https://www.stratford.gov.uk/parking-roads-transport/car-parks-in-stratford-upon-avon.cfm

Blue badge parking is free in council car parks without a time limit, but a pass is required for the Bridgeway car park, https://www.stratford.gov.uk/people-communities/shopmobility-parking.cfm

On-street parking is free but most blue badge spaces display a time limit - please check.

Park & Ride is located at Bishopton and drop off in Wood Street by the American Fountain.

Other car parks will charge!

Shopmobility is at Bridgeway car park where for a donation you can borrow a wheelchair or hire a mobility scooter. A mix of other equipment is available to hire too. If you're visiting Stratford, we can meet you at your hotel or the station. Call 01789-414534 or https://www.stratford.gov.uk/people-communities/shopmobility.cfm

There are many events throughout the town during the year which usually suspend blue badge parking but occasionally provide alternative spaces, check to see if an Accessibility Statement has been written. CHECK!!!

If you want general advice about accessibility [inclusion] for yourself, your business or organisation please contact me.

Finally, thanks to Setsquare, my IT friends, who maintain my website and everything else I can't do!

Elizabeth Dixon, 07850-715782 med2swan@gmail.com

Stratford upon Avon Town Centre

This guide has less detail than previous issues to reflect the changes in the town since Covid-19, but Stratford upon Avon is still accessible and welcomes everyone.

Please check the venue or location you want to visit to see what changes they might have made. More information from:

Accessible Stratford at 07850 715782 or med2swan@gmail.com

Stratforward at 01789 292718 or info@stratforward.co.uk

Visitor Information Centre (VIC) Bridgefoot, 01789 264293 or welcometosua@gmail.com

Or look at www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk

Blue badge parking bays are located around town; On-street and in Stratford-on-Avon District Council (SDC) and private car parks. They are marked on the map which is part of the guide, at:

ON STREET
  • Bridge Street: 3
  • Chapel Lane: 7
  • Church Street [outside Elizabeth House]: 1
  • Henley Street: 4
  • High Street: 4
  • Rother Market: 7
  • Sheep Street: 6
  • Union Street: 5
  • Waterside: 10
IN SDC CAR PARKS
  • Arden Street: 3
  • Bridgeway Multi-storey: 13
  • Church Street: 2
  • Guild Street (rear of library): 3
  • Leisure Centre: 7
  • Recreation Ground: 8
  • Sheep Street [loading and unloading area]: 9
  • Southern Lane (rear of The Other Place): 10
  • Windsor Street: 8

Taxi bays are available in Bridge Street, Union Street, by the NatWest Bank, in Wood Street and other places around town.

Bus stops are in Guild Street, Bridge Street, Wood Street and Windsor Street.

Park & ride starts at Bishopton and drops off and picks up by the Fountain in Wood Street.

Stratford Town railway station is accessible with full toilet facilities and blue badge parking facilities.

Stratford Parkway railway station is accessible, but no toilets. Check nearby parking [see Park & Ride]

Accessible toilets which require a Radar key are located in Stratford District Council car parks at Bridgefoot and Windsor Street. On Waterside, opposite the Bancroft Gardens.

Changing Places toilet is located at Stratford Leisure Centre, Bridgeway, CV37 6YX, 01789 268826.

Med /update/Feb22

M: 07850 715782
E: med2swan@gmail.com

Elizabeth Dixon
Disability Advisor