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The Good Access Scheme Award is now open

By October 14, 2019Local News

Deadline 31st October

The Open Country Good Access Scheme award for 2019 is now launched and they are looking for nominations of countryside sites and attractions going the extra mile to improve access for disabled people.

The Good Access Scheme award was launched in 2015 to recognise the best countryside ‘access for all’ projects across Yorkshire each year. Outdoor sites can be nominated by the disabled people who use them or by the staff or volunteers who manage them. Previous winners have included a number of local nature reserves as well as landowners such as Yorkshire Water who are working creatively to unlock the countryside for people of all abilities.

The awards are judged annually the Open Country Advisory Group, made up of disabled members alongside volunteers and Trustees of the charity.

Anyone who would like to make a nomination for this prestigious award should contact Open Country by email at info@opencountry.org.uk  by the end of October outlining the ways in which the outdoor site or project has enhanced their disabled access.

For more information about Open Country go to their website

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