About Us

Adur Access and Mobility Group (AAMG) was established in 2011 as a local not-for-profit, and has adopted a constitution. Its aims are to:

  • Promote awareness of any and all physical and other barriers to social inclusion;
  • Promote equal access for all to shops, services and facilities with a community directory;
  • Work with statutory authorities, businesses and other agencies as appropriate to improve access for all;
  • Liaise with Adur District Council (ADC)., West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and others regarding the planning and building control regulations as applied to new developments, and their relevance to those of us with mobility issues.

The group now meets on demand, by e-mail, and the Chair, Martin Osment usually runs a Street Surgery, (by the War Memorial), to coincide with the Shoreham Farmers Market, on the second Saturday of each month. from 10.30 am to 12.00. The nearby Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea. BN43 5WU has a cafe, disabled toilet, level access and good parking, where a repair cafe is normally available during the weekly indoor market, from 0800-1200 every Wednesday, as part of the Community Mobile Workshop. It is currently supported by Adur Voluntary Action, Adur District Council and other funders. Volunteers are needed and welcomed.

In 2011, the Group was awarded funding from the Big Lottery “Awards for All” grants scheme to develop a website which makes information about access to Adur premises available on-line. This builds on work already begun by Adur District Councillors Liza McKinney, Rod Hotton and Peter Metcalfe, as well as staff, including Mark Lowe, and reported in “Is Adur District a Disability-Friendly Place?”, available here: http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/equalities-diversity/adur-disability-review.pdf

The group has a membership of about a dozen organisations and individuals, and welcomes further members. Our current priorities are:

  • To complete, re-launch and promote our "AccessAdur" website to benefit the whole community;
  • To monitor planning applications and make recommendations;
  • To prepare and launch an awards scheme recognising good practice;
  • To work to keep accessibility, disability and mobility issues in the public mind, and comment on topical matters.

Why not get involved? Contact Adur Voluntary Action  01903 854983 or

Martin Osment, Chair, Adur Access & Mobility Group, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Text or Tel 07718 910 277

Useful free information for disabled travellers going abroad:

https://shop.lonelyplanet.com/products/accessible-travel-phrasebook-ebook-1

"AccessADur" directory entries are free to any local business, or business serving the locality, to whom premium and sponsor opportunities are also available.

At this time we are engaged in crowdfunding to extend the directory and ensure its future security - please see our entry at:

https://www.spacehive.com/adur-community-directory?searchText=access%20adur

Please help us to help you, and pledge whatever you can, even £2, to show local support for "AccessAdur", your local directory.

 

Adur Access and Mobility Group

 

Adur Voluntary ActionTo find out more contact us through AVA:

Email
: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      Phone: 01903 854980

 

Big Lottery Awards for All

 

Big Lottery FundAwards for AllSupported by Big Lottery Awards for All.

 

Adur District Council

 

Adur District CouncilAdur Access and Mobility Group is pleased to acknowledge the support of Adur District Council.