Waveney Disability Forum to hold annual meeting

Lowestoft's Riverside building. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Lowestoft's Riverside building. Picture: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Residents with physical, sensory or learning difficulties or mental health problems are invited to attend the Waveney Disability Forum's AGM.

The meeting is being held on Thursday, June 1, at Riverside in Lowestoft and is open to anyone with a disability living in Waveney, along with their parents and carers.

Representatives of disability organisations providing a service within the local area are also welcome.

The Waveney Disability Forum creates an opportunity for people with disabilities and disability organisations in Waveney to come together to consult directly with the council on the services and facilities which affect them.

Stephen Ardley, Waveney's deputy leader and cabinet member for merger and communities said: 'The Waveney Disability Forum, with support from the council's Active Communities Team, continues to be the collective voice for local people with disabilities. The forum addresses all issues of disability and works to achieve positive outcomes for the community.'


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Current topics being discussed by the disability forum include; blue badge parking enforcement, motorised scooter usage, access to Lowestoft beach, health and social care services, waste recycling and access to town centre locations.

Guest speakers will be present to assist with the discussions and respond directly to concerns raised.

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The meeting starts at 2pm. To book your place or for more information about joining the forum, contact Waveney's Active Communities Team on 01502 523354 or email stuart.halsey@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.

Blue badge holders are able to park at the Riverside car park.

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