Physical disabilities refer to hearing, sight and mobility impairments. I am a powered wheelchair user and live independently, but I am in the minority - your needs may be simple or more complex, but inclusion should be possible even if there has to be a reasonable adjustment. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and Equality Act 2010 should help.
'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: thanks to Stratford District Council for providing this and identifying blue badge parking spaces and public accessible toilets. here.
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 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 mobility scooter and if you come on holiday hire equipment for your stay for just a small charge.
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' or '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 email@example.com
Social distancing has to be maintained on the pavements, which means they need to become wider. To achieve this several roads in the centre of town become one-way [see map] and there are changes to blue badge parking, see below.
New blue badge bays: Union Street for the whole length and Wood Street outside Nationwide. Check times on notice!
Existing blue badge bays still in use: Waterside, Chapel Lane, Rother Street [by the Fountain], Henley Street, Guild Street [rear of the Library. Check times on notices!
Blue badge parking in SDC car parks: is still free of charge for as long as you like.
Blue badge parking on-street: is allowed, without a time limit, but a lot of on-street parking has been removed. Check!
Blue badge bays have been removed in Bridge Street, High Street and Sheep Street.
All other blue badge bays remain as shown in the current Accessible Stratford guide.
Taxi ranks in Union Street and by NatWest Bank.
Bus Stops travelling out of town are, outside Paxton & Whitfield and by the Birthplace Coach Park in Windsor Street. Travelling into town, in Guild Street, by Kwik-Fit, opposite the rear of M&S.
Above Map, design and copyright Stratford Herald. Reproduced with their kind permission.