Southend Central Area Action Plan (SCAAP) Preferred Approach 2015
Representation ID: 2427
Respondent: National Federation for the Blind
All shops in the High street should have flat entrances and therefore be totally accessible for all customers including disabled people. Shops should not have A-boards or other obstacles outside them, restricting the safe passage of pedestrians especially Blind people. If restaurants and cafes want to have tables outside then they must have a metre high barrier, preventing blind people from walking in to them.
When market stalls are positioned in the high street it is very difficult and dangerous for blind and partiality sighted people to walk.