Many constituents asked Michael to meet the charity Guide Dogs at the Party Conference last October. Michael went to chat to them, and following that discussion, Michael met up with their representatives in Wimborne last week.
They chatted to Michael about the importance of keeping pavements clear of obstacles, to ensure that blind and partially sighted people can get around the area safely. It is escpeecily important that people do not park, or half-on pavements.
Michael also heard about the work that local volunteers do, in training dogs to become guide dogs, and he had the chance to walk around Wimborne with a trainee guide dog, to experience this role for himself.
Guide Dogs are looking for more volunteers in our area to help train their dogs – if you would like to get involved please visit their website: Volunteer with Guide Dogs