East Riding of Yorkshire Council is holding a public transport roundtable discussion for protected groups. Those interested in equality issues or represent groups in the East Riding of Yorkshire are invited to attend. The event is being held during the daytime on Tuesday 17 June at The Treasure House in Beverley. Places should be booked in advance by contacting Adam Fowler, 01482 324223 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free, all welcome. Disabled access.
The Council is keen to ensure that everyone is taken in to account when considering public transport options in the East Riding. Although the council does not operate public bus services it does financially support some services and provide bus stops and transport interchanges. The Council also operates a concessionary travel scheme for the elderly and disabled as well as organising regular travel surgeries. In addition, the council has a statutory duty to provide home to school transport for thousands of pupils.
Protected groups are defined under The Equality Act 2010 as age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Discrimination means treating you unfairly because of who you are. The council wants to ensure that it fully understands people’s needs through regular involvement and consultation with individuals, operators and organisations.
The City of Hull & Humber Environment Forum (CHEF), a specialist transport charity has been asked by the Council to organise and chair the event.
“This Roundtable discussion is about ensuring that public transport meets the needs of passengers whoever they are and whatever their needs. By working together we are more likely to achieve this,” said Adam Fowler, Community Environment Officer, The City of Hull & Humber Environment Forum.