Council to lend its support to “Make Way Day’

first_imgDonegal County Council will be supporting the 3rd annual “Make Way Day” in September 2020. Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh had asked at the November meeting if the council would commit to supporting the initiative.“Make Way Day” is a campaign that brings the disability and wider community together to consider the needs of people with disabilities in the public spaces we all share. It is led by the Disability Federation of Ireland and is a unique collaboration across Ireland and the voluntary and local government sectors.“Make Way Day” is about people with disabilities, but it takes the involvement of all of us to make it a success, and to create awareness of the obstacles facing people with disabilities; wheelchair users, the visually impaired and the elderly as they go about their daily lives.Cllr Kavanagh said “I had been contacted about the issue and it was pointed out to me that many councils across Ireland have passed resolutions indicating that they support the initiative.“Donegal County Council had not done so, but in reply to my query I have been given a clear commitment that they are fully supportive of the initiative and I am delighted that they have done so, said Cllr. Kavanagh. The council will also be actively involved in their support of “Make Way Day.”In a written reply to Councillor Kavanagh, the Council stated “Donegal County Council will be supporting the 3rd annual ‘Make Way Day’ in September 2020. The Council will be doing this in collaboration with local disability groups by inviting volunteers to participate in a fun and leisurely street survey.“Green stickers will be placed on any obstacles identified by the group which pose challenges to people with disabilities.”The aim is to promote awareness amongst business owners and the general public.The top three obstacles that hinder people getting from A to B are simple and avoidable.• Parking on the street• Free standing signs, sandwich boards and bins.• Careless parking of bicycles The Council will be raising awareness using social media posts, uploading photographs and videos of obstacles found.Council to lend its support to “Make Way Day’ was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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