Reverse the Ban

York Human Rights City Network is a member of the Reverse the Ban coalition of 27 local organisations that was formed in the wake of the Council Executive vote in November 2021 to impose a permanent ban on disabled  people using their Blue Badge to enter large parts of the city centre.   This has been described as one of the biggest human rights issues facing the city.  Reverse the Ban  has been working since then to reverse the ban and more information is available on their website

Please also read on for details of our work leading up to the decision to bring in the permanent ban.

1.  Our statement on Blue Badge Access to York City Centre, July 2021

2.   Response statement from the city’s Human Rights & Equalities Board, 23rd September 2021

3.  Our report to the city’s Human Rights & Equalities Board, 14th October 2021

4.  Our statement on Access to York City Centre and implications for York as a Human Rights City, 29th November 2021 

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