‘Job Network Bristol’ is a community-based project run by Disabled people and other people who face barriers to finding work. They have been running free drop-in sessions for people to learn how to use computers and have access to the internet.
The group been told they no longer use the room they were using. We hope this will change. Until then the group is letting people know they still have sessions in:
10:30am to 12:30pm
Beehive Centre, Stretford Road, by St George’s Park, BS5 7AW
The Council are offering financial support to blue badge holders on low incomes (less than £27,000 a year) that often go into the zone, as part of the Clean Air Zone plans. Disabled people can now apply whether or not they meet the number of working hours and will be considered case-by-case.
Bristol’s Clean Air Zone MiPermit application webpage is also open for anyone who is eligible, including Blue Badge holders, to apply for a temporary exemption to the Clean Air Zone charge. Exemption means that you can use your car even if it is polluting. Blue Badge holders can apply for daily exemptions if they only come into the city centre in a car they don’t own or a longer term one for their own vehicle. Patients visiting the BRI hospital will be able to register for a daily exemption on the day of their appointment in the main reception areas.
Don’t forget the Council have cut the length of the exemption period for Blue Badge holders with their own car from one year to 4 months – “9th Nov – 31st March. This means that it is really important to apply to the DVLA as soon as possible to have your car registered as a Disabled persons vehicle.
If you don’t have a car but have someone with a car always drives you (what DVLA calls a nominated driver), you can apply to the DVLA to get their car registered.