Culture, Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Economic Development Committee

Agenda Item 18 (b)

Subject:                    Public Questions


Date of meeting:    14 September 2023


A period of not more than fifteen minutes shall be allowed at each ordinary meeting for questions submitted by a member of the public.


The question will be answered without discussion. The person who asked the question may ask one relevant supplementary question, which shall be put and answered without discussion. The person to whom a question, or supplementary question, has been put may decline to answer it. 


The following written questions have been received from members of the public:

(3) Philippa Hodge – Disabled Parking for Outdoor Events

Madeira Drive Events boost our economy, attract visitors, and Item 22 Report states: “act as vehicles to bring people together”. Contrastingly, Resident/visiting Blue Badge holders reliant on actual vehicles, feel unwelcome and kept apart. Closures disproportionately impact disabled access - 27 high demand bays were lost 16 weekends this year, including 6 whole weekends. Disabled Blue Badge holders are blocked off from every event plus local attractions. We raised this back in January. Will BHCC Landlord create a Disability Parking & Access to Events Strategy to meet the protected needs of disabled people and fulfil your PSED?