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RE: Street trees and the Disability Discrimination Act

Subject: RE: Street trees and the Disability Discrimination Act
From: Addison, Gilbert
Date: May 11 2006 09:11:15
So - we are back into the whole philosophical territory of government
(small g) that also justifies the imposition of TPOs etc. To what extent
should the rights of the individual be subsumed in the pursuit of common
good/amenity? PhDs on a postcard please.....

 
Gilbert Addison
Tree and Countryside Officer
Breckland Council
Tel: 01362 XXXXXX
Fax: 01362 XXXXXX
 
-----Original Message-----
From: YTF1@xxxx.com [mailto:YTF1@xxxx.com] 
Sent: 10 May 2006 19:42
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: Street trees and the Disability Discrimination Act

Hi
 
Why does everybody associate wheelchair users  with the above act.
 
Now, what if I were partially sighted and I could not read the sign on
the  
bridge. FACT. The bridge owner would have to provide some other method
of 
telling me I was going to hit my head on the wall, either by electronic
sensors 
warning me or applying a barrier of sponge to stop me banging my  head.
 
I must remind you all that the disability discrimination act includes
people 
with type 1 diabetes, persons on zimmer frames and not forgetting the
blind, 
not just wheelchair users. The act clearly states "Make adjustments"
for 
these unfortunate persons. Now, either go ahead and remove these trees
OR wait 
until approached by the appropriate authorities.
Bob


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