World Sight Day: Taking Part in Blindfold Walk and Holding Special Surgery





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Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind is pleased to welcome Cllr Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling & Streetscene, Sheffield City Council to experience some of the problems caused by “street clutter” that blind and partially sighted people regularly encounter walking around in Sheffield.

On Thursday 9th October which is World Sight Day, Cllr Scott will be taking a blindfold walk with a guide cane, setting off from Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind’s (SRSB) Mappin Street Centre for a walk on West Street.

Cllr Jack Scott said: “I’m really pleased to be able to do this on World Sight Day. I know street clutter can be a real problem for blind and partially sighted people across the country. I want to make sure we are removing unnecessary signs, poles and masts as part of the Streets Ahead project.

“I’m looking forward to the surgery afterwards too, which will give people the opportunity to let us know what we’re doing well and also where we need to take more action.”

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The walk will take place at 11:30am followed by Cllr Scott holding a surgery for blind and partially sighted people at SRSB’s Mappin Street Centre from 12noon to 1:30pm, giving people the opportunity to raise any concerns or compliments regarding Sheffield City Council services and how they impact upon blind and partially sighted people, particularly issues such as highway clutter, street furniture and animal welfare.

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