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Chronic illnessQuiet Please

- a plea to all cafes, pubs and shops for a peaceful and quiet festive season.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Please remember that lots of people are disabled due to hearing impairments, cognitive impairments, chronic illness, mental health issues, dementia or autism. Many of us can function better, and feel better, in a quiet environment. Please consider turning down, or turning off, your background music. Lots of people will enjoy this and you will get more customers!

When HBDAF updates its Hebden Bridge Access Map and Guide in Spring 2020, we hope to include a new category of Q for Quiet, to indicate places without background music, to help people choose suitable places to visit.

New Accessible Hebden Bridge

Festive shopping, eating and drinking for disabled people in Hebden Bridge.

AccessibilityLast spring, Hebden Bridge Disability Access Forum (HBDAF) updated its Step-free Map of Hebden Bridge, showing safe routes for people with mobility or visual impairments, and its access guide showing places with step-free access, accessible toilets and hearing loops.

HBDAF now welcomes some new additions to our Step Free Access Guide.

The Crown Inn, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge, now has step-free access at its side entrance on Cheetham Street (see photo). It also has a level access, ground floor toilet which may be usable by some wheelchair users who can stand to transfer.

Origano Pizza & Grill, 2, Market Street, Hebden Bridge, has step-free access and a ground floor toilet (toilet not wheelchair accessible).

Valley Organics New shop at 16, Market Street with step free access.

Weighsted at 14, Bridgegate, step-free access. A Zero Waste shop, buy by weight.

Word of Mouth Art, craft and sewing supplies, 2 Wragley House, Valley Road, step-free access at rear entrance.
Café Mijo, 4 – 6 St George's Square has step-free access by a portable ramp.
The Remedy, Wine shop and bar, Crown Street has step-free access.
The Egg Factory, Victoria Road. Screen printing and co-working space, step-free access by portable ramp, recently provided by HBDAF.
These businesses will be included in our full Access Guide when we update it in Spring 2020.