Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum (HBDAF) has published a map of accessible routes around Hebden Bridge Centre, showing wheelchair friendly pavements, accessible toilets, bus stops and parking spaces.
The routes give easy access to people with impaired vision and mobility – around 11% of the population.
The map is available to view or print out from Hebweb:
Paper copies are now available free from Hebden Bridge Library, Town Hall, Visitor Centre, Valley Medical Centre, Hebden Bridge Station and various shops and cafes.
The back of the map lists many premises which have step-free access (maximum 2.5cm rise for safe wheelchair use), hearing loops and accessible toilets. All research and mapping has been done by HBDAF members and associates, who are disabled people from the Hebden Bridge area. Some of the premises were improved by grants from the 2017 Accessible Hebden project, funded by Community Foundation for Calderdale, CFFC.
HBDAF has also been very busy this year improving access in town by giving out portable ramps thanks to a grant from CFFC.
HBDAF formed in 2016 with the aim of improving access to life in general, in the area. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01422 844914, and we are very keen to welcome new members with any sort of disability. They meet on the third Monday of each month in Hebden Bridge Town Hall, 2.30pm.