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Trafford Town Centres

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Direct Access is delivering public realm programmes for Trafford Council, identifying ways of improving access in Altrincham, Sale, Stretford, and Urmston centres. The project is funded by Trafford Council and the Northern Powerhouse via EDRF.

Currently, we are in the early stages of identifying and reporting the issues that we see as barriers to the town centres’ accessibility compliance. In order to deliver accurate findings to place leaders, we are consulting with D/deaf and disabled people in Trafford on behalf of Trafford Council to uncover and address the key access issues that matter to the local communities.

Some of the issues we have already identified through on-site assessments include pedestrian barriers such as benches without armrests, elevators to local car parks lacking tactile buttons, as well as bollards placed in hazardous locations, which are going to be difficult for wheelchair users.

Trafford Council is keen to identify ways of improving high-street accessibility for the local community. Once we deliver the report on our findings, the Council will then decide how to act on the advice of our NRAC Access Consultants, as well as testimony from Trafford’s own citizens.

We want to hear from local residents what they see as access barriers. If you want to have your say in Trafford’s access ambitions, get in contact to take part in our consultation workshops in May.

Telephone: 0845 056 4421

E-mail: info@directaccess.group / consultation@directaccess.group

BSL Video

Watch our video to learn about some key access issues we identified, and how you can have your say in improving accessibility in your local town centre.

(Edit: The Consultations will now take place in May).

Spoken (English) Video

Watch our video to learn about some key access issues we identified, and how you can have your say in improving your local town centre.

(Edit: The Consultations will now take place in May).

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