Bromsgrove businesses recognized for helping improve disability access

Europe, July 11 2011

UK: Bromsgrove businesses have been recognised for helping to improve disability access and tackling issues of equality and diversity.

The first ever Bromsgrove, No Barriers, disabled access awards were held as part of the fourth and final community consultation conference.

Organised by Bromsgrove District Council, in partnership with the Equality and Diversity Forum, and held at the Council House on June 25, awards were presented by the council’s vice chairman Caroline Spencer to 14 groups, organisations and businesses.

Among the winners were Hampton’s Opticians, Willowbrook Garden Centre, Asda, BURT driver Mick Booth, Bromsgrove Library, Card Party, Core Assets, F V Darbon, Poundland, the Ryland Centre, Rural Rides and The Strand Cafe.

Amber Support Services accepted awards for Brambles Dog Walking Club and The Garden Factor.

The conference was attended by over 50 community members, councillors and council officers.

Portfolio holder for equalities, Councillor Mark Bullivant, said: “This was a great event and I was pleased to be part of these awards which not only recognises what businesses in the town are doing for people with disabilities, but also helps people see where their needs will be met.”

For more details about the winners, and how they’ve improved disabled access, see the council’s website bromsgrove.gov.uk

Source: http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk

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