Access and Facilities for People with Disabilities
Building Control officers provide advice on access to and within buildings and facilities provided within the building. This makes sure that they are suitable for people with disabilities and where necessary conform to Building Regulations. For more information or advice please contact Building Control on 01623 463077, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Retailers, cafés, leisure departments, cinemas, health services and banks are just some of the service providers who use local authority planning and building standards services.
From October 2004 the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) places a legal duty on all those who provide services to the public to make reasonable adjustments to the physical environments of their premises to make sure that disabled people can access their goods, services and facilities. For accurate and authoritative advice and information visit the Disability Rights Commission web site using the link on the right hand side of the page.
The Council's Shopmobility Scheme enables members with mobility difficulties to hire a self-propelled or battery operated wheelchair or scooter to travel around the town centre. The scheme is run by the Markets Office.
For more information, please visit the Shopmobility Scheme page.