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Telford Priory

Summer Wellbeing Fayre

Start Date:
22nd June 2019

End Date:
22nd June 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Summer Wellbeing Fayre
Venue: Telford Priory School, New Road, Wrockwardine Wood, Telford TF2 7AB
Weblink: https://www.telfordprioryschool.co.uk
Name: Telford Priory School
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 386400
Event description: Hot food, Climbing Wall, Refreshments, Face Painting, Crafts and a lot more so please join us from 10 am-12 noon for our Summer Fayre.

Entry: Free

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Being Seen, Shropshire Inclusive Dance

The place to be on Saturday 20th July is Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury when Shropshire Inclusive Dance (SiD) present “Being Seen”

This is your chance to witness the premier of Contact Dance Company’s breath-taking new work ‘Being Seen’. An extra ordinary ensemble of dancers with and without disabilities, draw you in to an evocative world of movement where the simplest of gestures lives alongside the wild and energetic.

Contact Dance Company has built a strong reputation for its powerful and eloquent brand of contemporary inclusive dance, full of depth and connection. Choreographer Jo Fong has been wowing audiences with her refreshing, energetic and playful dance-making; the combination will be a feast for the senses.

Being Seen introduces us to the quiet power of dancers, yet with the wild and uncontrollable always there, just below the surface. Being Seen explores equality, difference and togetherness and offers a poignant commentary coming from the moment we are living in.

Jo has worked with seven of the company’s dancers to produce an immediate, intimate and playful dance. The cast of disabled and non-disabled dancers will leave you in no doubt that this is the perfect time to catch inclusive dance at its best.

To book tickets for the performance on Saturday 20th July at 7.30 pm click here:   https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/BookEvent.aspx?eventID=436374

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Bucket Collection at Morrisons-Shrewsbury-Please help us!

Start Date:
23rd October 2019

End Date:
23rd October 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Bucket Collection at Morrisons-Shrewsbury-Please help us!
Venue: Morrisons Shrewsbury, Whitchurch Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4DL
Weblink: https://shropshiredisability.net
Name: SDN Management Committee
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07970 816030
Event description: Would you please help SDN raise awareness of our work at Oswestry, while having a cash collection for our funds? Your Management Committee really appreciates any help you can give us , We thank the staff at Morrisons Oswestry for enabling this to happen.

Why do we need to raise money for SDN? Unfortunately like all charitable organisations we need finance to operate. We can only operate if we fund-raise as that is our main source of income!

Our shopping list is ongoing but below we give you an idea of why we need to have these collections.

  • Insurance-we have to have insurance to operate, cost £680 per year.
  • SDN Meetings- We have our AGM and Members meeting, cost around £150 each
  • Volunteer Expenses-we re-Imburse volunteers for out of pocket expenses ie car parking, it may not be much but it can mount up and we do not want volunteers to feel they cannot help due to costs.
  • Website-we are continually trying to improve it with upgrades, having a bespoke website means we have costs as well as annual hosting fees, this costs around £700 a year.
  • Stationery-we need paper, envelopes, postage stamps, leaflets printed, updating our information stands means we need laminating pouches, velcro etc badges, labels etc to operate.
  • Equipment-we need banners, stands, USB pens, projector and the list goes on.

On the day we will have a selection of leaflets available and shoppers will have opportunity to talk to us.We need and want to engage with our membership, spread the word about SDN to others who may benefit from knowing about us. We need volunteers to help us throughout the day. so if you feel you can help us, please call 07970 816030 or email [email protected] to offer help for an hour or two.

By giving us your time you are helping to finance our group as “time is money”. We always work in 2′s & 3′s so if you want to be with a friend to help please tell us as we appreciate that as well.

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Being Seen

Start Date:
20th July 2019

End Date:
20th July 2019

Start Time:
1930

End Time:
2115

Event title: Being Seen
Venue: Theatre Severn
Weblink: https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/dance/being-seen/
Name: Kim Tunbridge
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743234976
Event description: This is your chance to witness the premier of Contact Dance Company’s breath-taking new work ‘Being Seen’. An extra ordinary ensemble of dancers with and without disabilities, draw you in to an evocative world of movement where the simplest of gestures lives alongside the wild and energetic.

Contact Dance Company has built a strong reputation for its powerful and eloquent brand of contemporary inclusive dance, full of depth and connection. Choreographer Jo Fong has been wowing audiences with her refreshing, energetic and playful dance-making; the combination will be a feast for the senses.

Being Seen introduces us to the quiet power of dancers, yet with the wild and uncontrollable always there, just below the surface. Being Seen explores equality, difference and togetherness and offers a poignant commentary coming from the moment we are living in.

Jo has worked with seven of the company’s dancers to produce an immediate, intimate and playful dance. The cast of disabled and non-disabled dancers will leave you in no doubt that this is the perfect time to catch inclusive dance at its best.

To book tickets click here: https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/BookEvent.aspx?eventID=436374

Changing Places

Changing Places toilets Consultation

Start Date:
1st June 2019

End Date:
21st July 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
2345

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have launched a public consultation on how they can increase the provision of Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings commonly used by the public, as well as those undergoing building works. 

These toilet facilities are essential to meet the needs of many disabled people through the provision of extra space, and additional but vital equipment such as height adjustable changing benches and hoists, and above all a safe and clean environment to enable disabled people to participate equally in daily activities. 

In the UK, there are 1,305 Changing Places facilities but many more are required to meet the needs of disabled people.

At this link, you will find a map of Changing Place Toilets:  http://changingplaces.uktoiletmap.org/

The government proposal in the consultation should introduce approximately 150 new facilities a year. This is on top of a recent announcement by the Department for Transport of a £2m fund for Changing Places to be installed in motorway service stations, and a similar amount through the Department of Health to install them in 100 hospitals.

We (Shropshire Disability Network) as a charity have responded to the consultation and would encourage individuals as well as other organisations to take part by responding by post, on-line or email.

To read the Consultation proposals click this link: Changing_Places_Toilets_consultation

To respond to the Consultation on-line, click here and scroll down to “Respond on-line” and click on it :  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changing-places-toilets

Alternatively you can respond by email [email protected] or write to Changing Places Consultation ,2SW Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London  SW1P 4DF

This consultation closes on Sunday 21st July 2019 at 2345

Festival Drayton

Festival of Creativity, Culture and Leisure Festival

Start Date:
12th June 2019

End Date:
12th June 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1400

Event title: Festival of Creativity, Culture and Leisure Festival
Venue: Festival Drayton, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton TF9 3AX
Name: Market Drayton Community Enterprise 
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01630 655780
Event description: Come along and find out about amenities, groups and club in your area. Help us celebrate National Week of Creativity and Wellbeing.

Poster for Festival of Creativity, Culture & Leisure on 12 June 2019

MS Society

Multiple Sclerosis Society, Information Day

Start Date:
21st June 2019

End Date:
21st June 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Multiple Sclerosis Society, Information Day
Venue: The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, SY1 4NG
Name: Shrewsbury and District MS Group and Telford and District MS Group
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01939 260 901
Event description: This is for people living with MS, their carers, family and friends. The programme features speakers covering these topics:

  • the latest MS research,
  • pain management, and
  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) support.

This event is free to attend and a buffet lunch will be provided. Family and friends welcome.

Booking is essential via the branch helpline, 01743 718641, or David and Gill Robbins, telephone 01939 260 901 or email [email protected]

Closing date to book is Friday 14th June 2019. When booking, please state any special dietary requirements.

Changing Places

Changing Places toilets Consultation

Start Date:
10th May 2019

End Date:
31st May 2019

Start Time:
00.01

End Time:
2359

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have launched a public consultation on how they can increase the provision of Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings commonly used by the public, as well as those undergoing building works. 

These toilet facilities are essential to meet the needs of many disabled people through the provision of extra space, and additional but vital equipment such as height adjustable changing benches and hoists, and above all a safe and clean environment to enable disabled people to participate equally in daily activities. 

In the UK, there are 1,305 Changing Places facilities but many more are required to meet the needs of disabled people.

At this link, you will find a map of Changing Place Toilets:  http://changingplaces.uktoiletmap.org/

The government proposal in the consultation should introduce approximately 150 new facilities a year. This is on top of a recent announcement by the Department for Transport of a £2m fund for Changing Places to be installed in motorway service stations, and a similar amount through the Department of Health to install them in 100 hospitals.

We (Shropshire Disability Network) as a charity have responded to the consultation and would encourage individuals as well as other organisations to take part by responding by post, on-line or email.

To read the Consultation proposals click this link: Changing_Places_Toilets_consultation

To respond to the Consultation on-line, click here and scroll down to “Respond on-line” and click on it :  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changing-places-toilets

Alternatively you can respond by email [email protected] or write to Changing Places Consultation ,2SW Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London  SW1P 4DF

This consultation closes on Sunday 21st July 2019 at 2345

Changing Places

Changing Places toilets, the need for more!

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have recently launched a public consultation on how they can increase the provision of Changing Places toilets in specific new, large buildings commonly used by the public, as well as those undergoing building works. 

These toilet facilities are essential to meet the needs of many disabled people through the provision of extra space, and additional but vital equipment such as height adjustable changing benches and hoists, and above all a safe and clean environment to enable disabled people to participate equally in daily activities. 

In the UK, there are 1,305 Changing Places facilities but many more are required to meet the needs of disabled people.

At this link, you will find a map of Changing Place Toilets:  http://changingplaces.uktoiletmap.org/

Recently we (SDN) were invited to talk on BBC Radio Shropshire about the lack of accessible toilet facilities in Shropshire. Irene Constable from BOT’s (Bums on Tums) also spoke about the need for stoma friendly loos.

The government proposal in the consultation should introduce approximately 150 new facilities a year. This is on top of a recent announcement by the Department for Transport of a £2m fund for Changing Places to be installed in motorway service stations, and a similar amount through the Department of Health to install them in 100 hospitals.

We (Shropshire Disability Network) as a charity have responded to the consultation and would encourage individuals as well as other organisations to take part by responding by post, on-line or email.

To read the Consultation proposals click this link: Changing_Places_Toilets_consultation

To respond to the Consultation on-line, click here and scroll down to “Respond on-line” and click on it :  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changing-places-toilets

Alternatively you can respond by email [email protected] or write to Changing Places Consultation ,2SW Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London  SW1P 4DF

This consultation closes on Sunday 21st July 2019 at 2345

 

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New Traffic regulations on Butcher Row and Pride Hill, Shrewsbury

One of the aims of Shropshire Disability Network is helping to give disabled people and carers in Shropshire a voice. At the request of some of our members we submitted to Shropshire Council your concerns on changes re “Proposed” Pedestrian Zone of Pride Hill and Butcher Row, Shrewsbury.

As of today (Tuesday 28th May 2019) the new traffic regulations come into effect. Note, these new regulations also apply to Blue Badge Holders. 

SDN has received official notification from Shropshire Council as follows:

On 23 May 2019 Shropshire Council made an order to introduce a Pedestrian Zone
on the following roads in Shrewsbury:

  •  The entire length of Pride Hill.
  •  Butcher Row – from its junction with Pride Hill for a distance of 40 metres in a south-easterly direction.

The Pedestrian Zone will comprise the following traffic restrictions: THE SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL (PRIDE HILL AND BUTCHER ROW, SHREWSBURY) (PROHIBITION OF ACCESS) ORDER 2019

  • Prohibition of all vehicles (this includes cycles) between 10 am and 4 pm;
  • Outside these times vehicles may enter the Zone to access premises, and to load and unload;

Prohibition of parking at any time. In this case the prohibition also applies to vehicles displaying the disabled persons’ blue badge;

To read the full notification received by Shropshire Disability Network, click on this link Shrewsbury – Pride Hill and Butcher Row – Pedestrian Zone – Final Notice