Accessibility in Holmfirth

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Michael
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Accessibility in Holmfirth

Post by Michael » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:50 pm

Is anyone interested in trying to highlight accessibility issues in Holmfirth and get these resolved? Where do you think accessibility in Holmfirth is good? Where do you think it could be better, and what would you like to see improved?

Spencer
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Re: Accessibility in Holmfirth

Post by Spencer » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:04 pm

It's a nightmare due to layout of streets, but still could be better.

Only have experience of pushing a pram but often have to go off pavement onto main road.

You can't rearrange the landscape, but I can imagine it's a nightmare if you are in a wheelchair.

Summit
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Re: Accessibility in Holmfirth

Post by Summit » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:03 pm

I don't think you can change the geography of the place, but some shops etc could do more.

Connor
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Re: Accessibility in Holmfirth

Post by Connor » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:28 pm

Alot of shops make zero effort to conform to disability access legislation. They hide behind cost, and "reasonable adjustments", or maybe they just don't care.

Spencer
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Re: Accessibility in Holmfirth

Post by Spencer » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:00 pm

Mate of mine once went into a bike shop in his wheelchair. Before he even open his mouth to speak, the owner said. "We don't do wheelchairs".

My mate a bit shocked at the rudeness, said How do you know what I want?
Owner says _ Obvious you've got a flat, and we don't do wheelchairs.

Amazing rudeness and lack of care. Thing was, my mate did want his tyre fixing, but he also wanted to buy his wife a new cycle helmet.

(this was not in homlfirth by the way)

lloyd
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Re: Accessibility in Holmfirth

Post by lloyd » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:33 pm

Got to say, whilst the town is pretty poor in general if you're in a wheelchiar, the staff in Co-op couldn't be more helpful. I always park there.

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