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Eden Access  Forum

The Eden Access Forum is a group of people who are working together to improve access in Eden. Our staff play an active role within the Forum providing advice and support in many different areas and we consult the Forum on matters relating to access in Eden.

Who makes up the Eden Access Forum?

The Forum is made up of local people, both disabled and able-bodied, together with representatives from organisations, all with an interest in improving access in Eden.

What does the Eden Access Forum do?

  • Meets to discuss access issues
  • Promotes disability,equality and social inclusion
  • Helps with access surveys and projects
  • Provides feedback and the opportunity to share experiences
  • Listens to presentations on topical issues
  • Comments on planning applications

What projects have the Eden Access Forum been involved in?

The Forum has been actively involved in:

  • Major access improvements at Penrith and Eden Museum
  • Our Assisted Collection Scheme for waste and recycling
  • Access Survey at Brougham Castle in partnership with English Heritage
  • New Penrith pedestrian signage scheme
  • Successfully campaigning for the installation of a dropped kerb outside Sandgate Friery, Penrith

Dates of Eden Access Forum Meetings in 2015

  • Thursday 25 June: Free Activity Taster session at Penrith Leisure Centre, 2pm. Come and find out what activities and facilities the Leisure Centre offers if you have a disability, are a carer or less mobile.  Includes a tour of the centre, refreshments, a chat with Leisure Centre staff and a chance to have a go at bowls. Please contact the Communities Officer (contact details below) if you would like to come.

  • Thursday 22 October

  • plus Christmas meal in December

All meetings will take place at 2.30pm in the Whelpdale Room, Mansion House, Penrith unless otherwise stated. New members are welcome at any time.

For further information:

Three member of Eden Access Forum with the Communities officer and English Heritage Site Manager in front of Brougham Castle
Eden Access Forum Chairman and the Chairman of Eden District Council outside Penrith and Eden Museum disabled entrance
Eden Access Forum

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