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Tunbridge Wells Area Access Group

The Access Group is an independent voluntary organisation and we work for better access and better information for the temporarily or permanently disabled.  A well planned environment benefits everyone, whether carers, residents or visitors, parents with young children, the elderly or people with mobility problems - the list is endless.

About the Access Group

Who We Are

  • We are a voluntary group that since 1978 has been working for better access for all in the Tunbridge Wells Borough Area.
  • We seek to enable disabled people to have freedom of choice about their local activities and use of amenities in the same way as the community in general.
  • We seek to ensure that information on all aspects of access is readily available to all.
  • We provide a collective voice where views and ideas are needed.
  • We are supported and encouraged by Councillors and officers.

What We Do

  • Meet regularly in the Town Hall to discuss all access problems encountered by those with physical disabilities or sensory impairment.
  • Listen to people‚Äôs problems regarding access and look for solutions. We are always happy to come along to listen and talk.
  • Draw attention to problems and negotiate.
  • Support individuals and groups who are trying to achieve better access.
  • Negotiate for effective action under Government Building Regulations and Disability Discrimination legislation.
  • Advise on improving general access if required by individuals or businesses.
  • Promote projects such as Shopmobility, better access to the upper floors of the library and a network of accessible routes around the borough.

Meetings and Events

Meetings are usually held on the last Monday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November) in Committee Room A at the Town Hall, Tunbridge Wells, starting at 10:30 am, unless otherwise stated.

Becoming a Member

We welcome new members and supporters, come and join us and have your say.

Our membership is open to anyone living or working in the area who is interested in increasing awareness and wishes to become involved in helping solve access difficulties in and around Tunbridge Wells.

If you are interested in the work of the Access Group and would like further information or if you think you can help the group in any way, please send:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your telephone number (and mobile if you have one)
  • Your email address

To: Chris Perry -
or telephone our chairman Michael Coggles on 01892 822705.

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