RALG is pleased to announce that on Monday, September 15th The latest of our awards evening will be held full details can be found on the correspopnding awards page: The event is being held at:
The Hythe Social Centre, Thorpe Lea Road, Egham TW20 8BNPROGRAMME
7.00 pm Arrival of Cllr Peter Waddell, Mayor of Runnymede and Special Guests 7.05 pm Chairmans Address and response by mayor;Speaker: Clive Wood, Surrey Disabled Persons Partnership 7.25 pm Introduction to the Awards by Chairman 7.30 pm Presentation of Awards and Certificates:The Charles Babbage Memorial Rosebowl
Individual Achievement by a Disabled PersonThe Frank Wheeler Memorial Rosebowl
Achievement for Services to the Disabled by an IndividualThe Bob Davies Award
The Runnymede ACCESS group meets on alternate months to discuss the problems encountered in our area by people who have disabilities. The most common disabilities are: visual impairment, restricted mobility (wheelchair users), deafness and people with Parkinson's or cerebral palsy. You may have seen a series of raised bumps on the pavement at road junctions, these are to help people with visual difficulties locate the edge of the path and the siting of appropriate crossing places. This system of paving is installed by the council when they are working on that part of the road, if it is not already there.
We are told of an occasion when one of our residents who is seriously visually impaired, was crossing a road in Addlestone. He thought that he had crossed to the pavement but he had only
A visually impaired Egham man has been helping staff at railway stations understand the struggles faced by people with sight and mobility problems.
Jonathan Fisher is chairman of the Runnymede Access Liaison Group, an Egham-based committee of volunteers who meet regularly to report on how the quality of services to disabled people can be improved. Mr Fisher has spent time at Egham and Staines stations, giving guidance to staff. South West Trains now has five specially trained staff in the area and Staines has a new bridge and lifts.
Mr Fisher said: "Much has been achieved but there is still scope for more. We want to express our gratitude to South West Trains for meeting its responsibilities under law. When our railways were built in the 1840s there was no expectation of disabled
Mike Fuller was presented with a shield of gratitude for his services to the disabled people of Runnymede. He is seen here after receiving it at the Manor Farm Day Centre, Egham by Jonathan Fisher, the current chairman of Runnymede Access Liaison Group in August 2011.
See page 19 for article about RALG.