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Pavement bays widened for social distancing ‘not really in use’, Jill says


Reported by Jill

Published on Friday, May 14th, 2021

Holmes Road, NW5 3AN

covid-19 street access
Microreports

Pavement bays widened for social distancing ‘not really in use’, Jill says


Written by Jill

Published on Friday, May 14th, 2021

Holmes Road, NW5 3AN.

covid-19

street access

We walk down Kentish Town High Street there are lots people on the pavement but just by Iceland and McDonald’s there is a bit of road where they’ve extended it with barriers not sure what they are for they’re not really being used for their motorbikes to park in there and the motorbike box that the person uses to put the takeaway McDonald’s food in accidentally caught my arm.

I nearly a trip me over but the man said look we are going but there is so many people in pavement it is very hard to miss him when the bike is facing longways and a back the box is sticking out. The bays outside McDonald’s need to move because they’re not really in use for anything.

Written by Jill


Hi. My name is Jill. I work for the Synergy team - a speaking up group for People with Learning Disabilities. I am also a JARGON BUSTER. I go to meetings and to make sure people don’t speak in jargon I have a bell to ring, and Jargon John comes with me. It is very important for me to speak out for people with learning disabilities when it comes to Jargon. In everyday life it is on TV, in hospitals, schools, all over the place. It is my job to stop people using Jargon and use Easy Read with pictures. It is very important for the future. A future where a person with a learning disability can be independent but still get the help they need to guide them in the right direction. Jargon is not a good thing. It is only there to make you look good. People with learning disabilities need to know what is being said in their meetings.

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