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.

If you are someone who 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 groups as directed by each Chair. If you would like to attend group meetings or would like a copy of the Minutes of any of the meetings, please contact us on 01745 472558 / 01244 381515

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

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 01745 472558 / 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 01745 472558 / 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 01745 472558 / 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.