Northampton To Improve Disability Shopping

16 December 2018, 08:04 | Updated: 16 December 2018, 08:08

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Northampton Borough Council says it's planning on introducing a special day to recognise the importance and needs of shoppers with disabilities - so called Purple Tuesday.

It's due to take place every November across various parts of the UK - and Northampton wants to be part of it.

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Northampton Borough Council says it's seeking views for improving the shopping experiences of people with disabilities.

NBC says:

"People can share their thoughts about how they would like to see the initiative run in Northampton by taking part in Northampton Borough Council's short online survey. In addition, responders will get a chance to share what they feel would make a difference in the town, to them personally.

Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said:

'Improving the town environment is a top priority for the Council and people's shopping experience is very much part of this.

Purple Tuesday is a fantastic initiative that takes place once a year on 13 November. It is a great way of recognising the importance and needs of shoppers who have a disability and to promote inclusivity.

To help us as we start to pull together plans for introducing it in Northampton during 2019, we encourage as many people as possible to take part in the survey. In particular we are keen to hear from individuals with disabilities, impairments and health problems that may make shopping in a town centre more challenging.'

Please visit www.northampton.gov.uk/info/200041/equality-and-diversity/2397/purple-tuesday to part in the Purple Tuesday online survey."