BRECKNOCK ACCESS GROUP
Registered Charity 1041896
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Welcome to our website
Our Access Group is made up of volunteers, many of whom have a physical or sensory disability, all of whom have an interest in discussing, tackling and advising on ways to improve access to buildings, services, and information, in our local area of South Powys.
We aim to make a constructive contribution towards ensuring that our community is accessible to everyone.
Since coming together in the 1980s, the volunteers in Brecknock Access Group have been the only organisation in South Powys fighting for improved access for all, and particularly for people with disabilities. We aim to improve access to streets, footpaths, public buildings, pubs, restaurants, hotels and guest houses, places of entertainment, shops, health service facilities and homes under construction or modernization.
We work with Powys County Council, the Brecon Beacons National Park, local businesses and other voluntary bodies to promote the implementation of the Equality Act
Brecknock Access Group
- Monitors, examines and comments on planning applications;
- Provides advice to developers and general public on access matters;
- Consults with all authorities on access issues;
- Carries out access surveys in the community;
- Raises awareness about access issues.
The full Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 11 am in Kensington Baptists Church, Brecon. Local sub-groups meet in Builth Wells, Ystradgynlais, and Brecon. See the meetings page for current meeting times and places.
Anyone interested in promoting accessibility is welcome to attend our meetings, whether disabled or not. You can just come to a meeting to see what we do or contact one of our officers to find out more.