Vision Supports Campaigning Groups seek to enhance, promote, influence and develop services and working practices to meet the expressed needs of people who are blind and partially sighted across North Wales. Each Group is formerly constituted with a Chair and Vice Chair and supported by officers from Vision Support. Groups meet every two months and follow an agreed Agenda. Minutes are produced and distributed to Members.

Please read below for a list of the ‘VI Voices’ campaigning groups.

Cheshire Campaigning Groups

Would you be interested in joining a local forum for people affected by sight loss?
Come along and discuss common interests and ideas on how to improve access to local services for people with sight loss
For more information about the Cheshire campaigning groups please contact Gary Morgan, Community Engagement Coordinator on 01244 381515

Chester

Meets the first and third Thursday of each month between 11:00am and 13:30pm
at the Bluecoat Vision Centre, Upper Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 4EE

Macclesfield and District

Meets the first Wednesday of the month between 1:00pm and 3:00pm
at the Macclesfield Eye Society, 15 Queen Victoria Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6LP

North Wales Campaigning Groups

If you would like to have a say in the services you receive and what is happening in your local area, join one of our ‘VI Voices’ groups which give a voice to people with a vision impairment. Moz Woodward is responsible for co-ordinating and supporting the Denbighshire VI Voices and the Conwy Sight Loss Group as directed by each chair. Miriam Jones is responsible for the Wrexham VI Voices.
If you would like to attend group meetings of would lie a copy of the minutes of any of the meetings, please contact us on 01244 381515

Chaired By:- Sharon Walters

Meet on the Second Monday every other month 2:00pm - 4:00pm Prestatyn Library, Kings' Ave, Prestatyn, LL19 9LH

Please Call 01244 381515


‘Hot’ Topics

VI Voices Denbighshire has ongoing engagement with Denbighshire County Council regarding accessibility and are invited to give our thoughts on new developments in Denbighshire. Recent developments we have been involved with include: Options being considered for regenerating Rhyl town centre. The new short stay car park in Rhyl and Controlled Crossing timings in Prestatyn. We also have speakers visiting the group to discuss topics such as: Accessible Technology and upcoming events.

Chaired By:- Chris Copeman

Meet on the First Thursday of every month 10.30am – 12.30pm
Room 002, Coed Pella, Conwy Road, Colwyn Bay LL27 7AZ
Please Call 01244 381515


‘Hot’ Topics


Community Transport for people with disabilities has been highlighted as a major concern by Conwy Group Members. An officer from Conwy County Borough Council attended a group meeting to explain the current situation with regard to transport in the county and to find out the views of potential service users. It was interesting to note that very few people with a vision impairment were aware of the service. The Group has also been visited by an officer from the Planning Department to discuss issues regarding shared space developments.

Chaired By:- John Ramm

Last Monday of every other month 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Room 1, AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham, LL11 1ND Please Call 01244 381515

‘Hot’ Topics

Wrexham Bus Station has been a cause for concern for people with a vision impairment over a number of years. There are also issues regarding street furniture and the town centre in general. As a consequence the Group invited a Lead Cabinet Member and Senior Council Officer to a meeting to voice their concerns. Members also organised a walk around with the Town Centre Manager to point out the difficulties they were experiencing. The Town Centre Manager produced an Action Plan to take some of the issues forward and arranged for the Group to take part in a walk around and workshop with consultants employed as part of the Town Centre Master Planning exercise.