Creating a liveable neighbourhood that’s accessible to all

Free webinar, 1 July 2021, 6.00-8.30pm

As you probably know by now, Brighton and Hove’s first liveable neighbourhood scheme is soon to be piloted in Hanover and Tarner. The purpose of the scheme is to reduce the amount of motorised traffic from outside the area cutting through residential streets. The council is working with the local community to do this in a way that benefits all who live and work in the area.

Creating streets that work well for disabled people and residents of all ages is key to good liveable neighbourhood design. For example, wider, clearer pavements and dropped kerbs on street corners make the area easier to navigate for people in wheelchairs or those pushing small children in pushchairs. More outdoor seating will help people with limited mobility. A well-designed liveable neighbourhood scheme optimises outdoor space so it can be enjoyed by everyone in the community. 

In order to explore how this can be achieved, Liveable Hanover and Tarner would like to invite you to a webinar: Creating a liveable neighbourhood that’s accessible to all. 

The panel of speakers will discuss how we can create a liveable neighbourhood scheme in Hanover and Tarner that improves the lives of all, particularly our most vulnerable residents: the young, the elderly and people with disabilities. There will be an opportunity for questions from attendees following the presentations.

Speakers:

Brenda Peuch, an inclusive design consultant,currently working on an Equality Impact Assessment for low traffic neighbourhoods in an inner London borough. 

Chantal Spencer, MSc Sustainable Design student atBrighton University, focusing on inclusivity; disability and inclusion activist; and mobility scooter user. 

Pearl Ahrens, a transport planning consultant in London as well as chair of London Cycling Campaign’s policy forum. Pearl grew up in Hanover. 

Katy Rodda, a ward resident and transport planning postgraduate. Her key interests are: accessible and inclusive active travel;safe independent mobility for children and young people; and street play. 

The event will be hosted by Elaine Hills (councillor for Hanover and Elm Grove). Oliver Spratley, principal transport planner at Brighton and Hove City Council, will also be available to take questions on the pilot project and accessibility.

You can register for the event, here: Creating a liveable neighbourhood that’s accessible to all Tickets, Thu 1 Jul 2021 at 18:00 | Eventbrite

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next week!

Find out more about the Liveable Hanover and Tarner pilot scheme here: Hanover and Tarner Liveable Neighbourhood – COMMUNITIES FORUM (hanoverandelmgrove.net)

Hanover and Tarner Liveable Neighbourhood pilot (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: