2015
Meeting Dates

Mon 2nd Feb

Mon 2nd Mar

Mon 13th April

Mon 11th May Cancelled

Mon 1st June

Mon 6th July

Mon 10th Aug

Mon 7th Sept

Mon 5th Oct

Mon 2rd Nov

Mon 7st Dec

All meetings are
2pm - 4pm in the Members Room at West Bromwich Town Hall

Please contact us prior to each meeting as we may have to change venue

Please visit our other site here. Access Alliance comprises a number of people with disabilities and their allies who are working to realise their vision of a "Barrier Free Enviroment". By this we mean we want boroughs in which people, irrespective of whatever impairments they may have, enjoy an equal unimpeded access to buildings and services as the rest of the population. To this end the group undertakes a number of activities including:

  • Access audits of buildings and other public spaces such as parks and town squares;

  • Scrutiny of planning applications and making recommendations with respect to Disability Discrimination Act compliance.

  • Contacting local government, health and other service providers to improve the quality of life and well-being of people with disabilities.

  • Raising public awareness of all matters relating to people with disabilities; and

  • Holding regular meetings for members to monitor the work the group is doing and to raise concerns they may have on disability issues.

In addition to the Disability Discrimination Act the group seeks to ensure that other nationally agreed standards are met such as those laid down by Part M of the Building Regulations 2004 and BS 8300:2009 (the latter being established by the British Standards Institute inclusive mobility published by the Department of Transport.

The above may seem rather technical, but don't worry - our meetings are very informal and are partly intended to help people with disabilities to understand the jargon and technical issues they may encounter.

Among some of the major activities we have pursued recently have been:

The group has registered charity status (registered charity number 1087696) which means that we are answerable to the Charities Commission and our financial and other affairs may be see on the commissions website and can be found at www.charity-commission.gov.uk

Membership to our group is FREE and open to anyone.