Archives for August 7th, 2006

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

Abstracts, PublicNet: 7 August, 2006

sThis report from the Department for Communities and Local Government sets out research findings on the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act by local councils.Most councils were viewed as doing well on providing physical access to buildings. But over one third were scored as performing poorly in this area. On consultation and partnership, local disability organisations said that they had been involved, but they were often critical of councils’ approach,particularly the failure to provide accessible venues and information. A range of barriers were identified by respondents which in their view councils need to address in order to achieve successful partnerships with disability organisations.

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WELSH AUTHORITIES CLOSING ON RECYCLING TARGETS

Headlines, PublicNet: 7 August, 2006

WELSH AUTHORITIES CLOSING ON RECYCLING TARGETS

 

Local authorities in Wales will share 32 million pounds in funding this year to help them achieve tough targets for recycling and composting set by the Welsh Assmebly Government. This will be the sixth year that the councils have been supported through sustainable waste management grants to lessen their reliance on landfill sites for waste disposal.

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