News And Updates

wheelchairs on Buses - The Guardian Article

You have all probably already heard about the Court of Appeal’s decision that transport firms are not required to force one traveller to make way for another meaning that wheelchair spaces on buses may not always be available for wheelchair users as bus drivers have no legal right to ask another ... Read more..


Access in Dudley receives grant from Big Lottery Fund Awards

             Access in Dudley is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant by The Big Lottery Fund Awards for All of £1,930 for our Reaching Out project.   The money will enable our group - who are all volunteers - to purchase promotional material and reprint our leaflet so t... Read more..


Sandwell & Dudley Ring and Ride

Sandwell & Dudley Ring and Ride - Saturday Shopping Trips   Saturday 22nd November - Boundary Mill, Walsall Saturday 29th November - Bilston Market Saturday 6th December - Merry Hill Centre Saturday 13th December - Boundary Mill, Walsall Saturday 20th December - Bilston Market   Break for Christm... Read more..


Safe Places is a scheme for vulnerable people

Safe Places is a scheme for vulnerable people. It gives people a place of safety, if it is needed when out and about in their local community. ... Read more..


Parks Physical Activities - Feedback Required

Megan Smith, the Parks Physical Activity Activator from Mary Stevens Park, came to talk to the group yesterday about an activities session they are planning to run at the park on Wednesday afternoons from 3pm til 4pm for people in wheelchairs as well as other activities. In the first instance they ... Read more..


The Changing Places toilet in Dudley Town Centre

"The Changing Places toilet in Dudley Town Centre finally opened last month! Access in Dudley worked hard campaigning for Dudley Council to include this facility in the new toilet block as part of the Market Place re-development and it′s really rewarding to see all that work finally bear fruit. T... Read more..


Visually impaired target shooting

The final event of Access in Dudley′s 10 sponsored events to celebrate our 10 years as well as to raise money and to showcase that disabled people can take part in sport - visually impaired target shooting on Saturday, 23rd August at the West Midlands Regional Shooting Centre, Aldersley.   http:... Read more..


Wheelchair Boccia

Access in Dudley′s sponsored event number 9 - boccia at Stourbridge Crystal Leisure Centre on Sunday, 17th August 2014. Many thanks to Greg Southall and the staff at the leisure centre for hosting the event for us! ... Read more..


Sponsored Event Number 5 - Visually Impaired Tennis

Visually impaired tennis. Friday, 4th July.   Many thanks to the guys at Thomas Pocklington - Stourbridge (http://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/supportservices/stourbridge) and the staff at David Lloyd Leisure - Brierley Hill (http://www.davidlloyd.co.uk/club-finder/dudley) for helping us put on th... Read more..


A day at Dudley Water Sports Centre

A day at Dudley Water Sports Centre for sponsored events - rowing, sailing and water skiing. Luckily the weather took pity on us and didn‘t rain! Many thanks to the guys at the centre for hosting the events for us! ... Read more..


Our Celebration Dinner

     Just a few of the memories of our wonderful celebration dinner. Thank you all for making it a perfect evening.   Check our Facebook link here ... Read more..


Sirus 10th Anniversary too!

10 seems to be the magic number for 2014! Sirus Automotive Ltd - Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles are also celebrating their 10 anniversary too! Founded in 2004 by Simon and Russell, Sirus adapt cars for independent travel solutions for people with disabilities. They are also heavily involved in su... Read more..


Two Events At The Queens Cross Centre

Two events are coming up at The Queens Cross Centre   BARBECUE - Wednesday 30th July - 5pm Till 8pmFAMILY FUN DAY - Saturday 2nd August - 12pm Till 4pm   For details click here     ... Read more..


Visually Impaired Nordic Walk

Sponsored event number 4 - Visually impaired Nordic walking at Leasowes Park, 26.06.2014.   Starting off with some warm-up exercises before striding out!   Several of our sighted members were wearing glasses that simulate a visual impairment to experience what it’s like to have sight loss.   M... Read more..


Wheelchair Basketball

Access in Dudley’s sponsored event number 3 - wheelchair basketball – 21.06.2014 at the Crystal Leisure Centre, Stourbridge. Grateful thanks to the staff at the Crystal Leisure Centre for providing the facilities and the chairs at no cost!  Special thanks to Greg Southall for his kindness and ... Read more..


Handcycling/tandem cycling event

Access in Dudley′s Handcycle/Tandem cycle sponsored event at Mary Stevens Park - Stourbridge held on 1.06.14.  The event was good fun and a great success!  We would like to give special thanks to Mike and Adela, Keith and Pat - who provided the tandems and were the pilots - for their generosity... Read more..


Skating Event Pictures

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Thank you for raising the money

"Access in Dudley have raised £2,661.05 in total, during our 10th Anniversary year - from both corporate and members′ sponsorship.We would like to give our grateful and heartfelt thanks to everyone that sponsored Access in Dudley, the funds raised will enable us to continue the invaluable work w... Read more..


Major Disruption on Castle Street or New Street in Dudley

For anyone planning to use Castle Street or New Street in Dudley over the coming weeks or months; Dudley Council’s £6.7 million redevelopment of Dudley Marketplace is set to begin on the 20th January. There will be major disruption, but the town centre itself will continue to operate! For ongoing... Read more..


Changes to Ring and Ride service

From the 1st April 2014, Ring and Ride will no longer be offering Sunday services or Bank Holiday Monday services, and fares will be increasing to £1, as a result of a 20% (£2 million) budget cut by Centro. This is unavoidable, and unfortunate.   Bookings will now be taken the day prior to travel... Read more..


Sponsored Sporting Event

Access in Dudley members have organised a sponsored sporting event during June, July and August. More details to follow Michael Kors Handbags On Sale... Read more..


Access in Dudley is 10 years old

Access in Dudley is 10 years old this year, and as part of the celebrations we will be holding a dinner at the Copthorne Hotel in Merry Hill on July 11th, in the presence of the Mayor of Dudley and other local dignitaries Michael Kors Clutch... Read more..


e-petition

“This is an e-petition that says we think legislation should be enacted to make it compulsory for all Local Borough Councils to provide adequate public conveniences including disabled access and nappy change facilities every day of the week. If you agree, please link on the link and sign your nam... Read more..


Access in Dudley has recently learned that under new guidelines

“Access in Dudley has recently learned that under new guidelines, innocent Disabled Living Allowance claimants falsely accused of fraud could lose their allowance and be forced to claim PIP instead. To find out more about this move, click on the link below   http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news... Read more..


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