Mayor of West Yorkshire visits Manningham Mills

On Friday we were pleased to welcome Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire to Manningham Mills. She came to listen to disabled people’s experiences of the bus services in Bradford, as part of the Mayor’s Big Bus Chat.

Members of Equality Together, Bradford Talking Media, Bradford Association of Visually Impaired People, the Disabled People’s Action Group and SpeakOut Bradford and District shared some important points including: bus drivers moving off before people were seated, making sure there are enough disabled spaces on buses, having an awareness of hidden disabilities and how late and cancelled buses can aggravate anxiety in people.

The group were glad the mayor had ensured disabled people were included and look forward to seeing the results of the consultation.