Campaigns


Enfield Disability Action’s Open Day

19

Jul 2017

Enfield Disability Action’s Open Day

OPEN DAY – 27th July 2017 10:00am – 2:00pm Community House, 311 Fore Street, London, N9 0PZ Information and Advice Stall – British Sign Language Taster Sessions – Raffle and Tombola Enfield Council Housing Association will be in attendance to take responses for the Housing Allocation Consultation Come and meet the team at EDA!...

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Taxi drivers face £1,000 fine for refusing to pick up wheelchair users

10

Feb 2017

Taxi drivers face £1,000 fine for refusing to pick up wheelchair users

New law will impose penalties on taxi and private hire drivers and make it an offence to charge additional fare for the service Taxi drivers who refuse to pick up wheelchair users or attempt to charge more for transporting them could be fined up to £1,000 under new laws tackling discrimination. The penalties will come into force from 6 April and will oblige taxi and...

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Wheelchair Space on buses – what’s next after Court victory?

10

Feb 2017

Wheelchair Space on buses – what’s next after Court victory?

Message from Doug Paulley to Transport for All supporters following his victory at the Supreme Court last month. I’m Doug Paulley who fought the Supreme Court case about non-disabled people occupying the wheelchair space on buses. This judgment is a wake-up call to transport providers, to take effective action for all disabled and older people who struggle every day to travel on public transport. It...

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Council plans ban of ‘annoying’ public speakers and mobility scooters

30

Nov 2016

Council plans ban of ‘annoying’ public speakers and mobility scooters

Annoying’ public speakers, rough sleepers and even certain mobility scooters could all be banned under draconian measures proposed by one local authority. Human rights campaigners have hit out at the plans by Enfield council, in London, which could see certain mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs with a limit of 8mph banned from using the pavement. The council is considering using a Public Space Protection Order...

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25

Oct 2016

EDAs response and position on Enfield Cycle Lane Scheme

Enfield Disability Action (EDA) is concerned about the Cycle Enfield scheme as it does not appear that the needs of people with impairments in the borough, in particularly those who live along various routes have been taken into account. EDA was asked by Enfield Council if we were able to be consulted on the scheme, unfortunately we did not and still do not have the...

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Join Disabled People Against Cuts – Week of Action – 4 to 10 Sept 2016

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Sep 2016

Join Disabled People Against Cuts – Week of Action – 4 to 10 Sept 2016

Please join with Disabled People Against Cuts, WinVisible and others for the week of action: “Rights Not Games – Fight the Cuts” 4-10 Sept 2016, which coincides with the Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.  See the programme of different actions and events below.   Before the Paralympics in London 2012 there was a massive outcry from the disability movement against benefit cuts, and the government...

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