Baldwin praises Three Counties Show

First published in News

MALVERN MP Harriett Baldwin today praised event organisers at the opening of the UK’s premier county show.

The Three Counties Agricultural Show has become the most popular rural show in the country as 100,000 visitors travel to the Malvern venue each year.

The MP welcomed the huge progress the show has made at a time when rural affairs are firmly on the national agenda.

She said: “The Three Counties Show has gone from strength to strength over recent years and even in challenging weather conditions, people still travel from all over the country to visit Worcestershire.

“To my mind, it has become the premier county show. There is so much that we can be proud of on display here.

“Our livestock continues to impress and this is a great chance to wave the flag for our rural economy.

“At a time when issues such as GM crops, TB and food security are regularly featured in the news, I am pleased to see so many people turning out to support and celebrate our vital agricultural economy.”

The MP toured the show and discussed challenges facing the farming community.

She also met with local business groups and enjoyed world-renowned cake in Women’s Institute marquee.

She added: “A trip to the Three Counties Show really is a day out for the whole family and I am delighted to be able to wander round and see so many smiling faces.”

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6:45pm Fri 15 Jun 12

jdRoskams says...

It would have been good to see our MP follow up on the issue that I have raised, of the Showground ending concessionary rates for the disabled, on the bizarre grounds that it 'discriminates against' the disabled.
See http://www.malvernga
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It would have been good to see our MP follow up on the issue that I have raised, of the Showground ending concessionary rates for the disabled, on the bizarre grounds that it 'discriminates against' the disabled. See http://www.malvernga zette.co.uk/news/976 3845.Equal_treatment _for_the_disabled___ __you_pay_more/ jdRoskams
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6:52pm Fri 15 Jun 12

sarah and her chickens says...

The wording of the leaflet may be unsuitable and I do not disagree that if you are disabled you could get a concession but how do you decide who is and is not going to get a discount ? Perhaps they coulsd show their council blue badge.After all that is decided by the council ? Your suggestions Mr Roskams ?
The wording of the leaflet may be unsuitable and I do not disagree that if you are disabled you could get a concession but how do you decide who is and is not going to get a discount ? Perhaps they coulsd show their council blue badge.After all that is decided by the council ? Your suggestions Mr Roskams ? sarah and her chickens
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7:27pm Fri 15 Jun 12

jdRoskams says...

Most theme parks offer discretionary rates for the disabled, as do theatres, zoos, sporting venues, and other public veues. How do they manage? Adequate proof is not difficult to provide - the blue badge scheme is one way - and many disabled are used to having to do so.
Most theme parks offer discretionary rates for the disabled, as do theatres, zoos, sporting venues, and other public veues. How do they manage? Adequate proof is not difficult to provide - the blue badge scheme is one way - and many disabled are used to having to do so. jdRoskams
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8:07pm Fri 15 Jun 12

sarah and her chickens says...

So the excuse given by the showground is without merit,their gate staff can easily tell who is and is not disabled.That is all I wanted to know.
So the excuse given by the showground is without merit,their gate staff can easily tell who is and is not disabled.That is all I wanted to know. sarah and her chickens
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7:45am Sat 16 Jun 12

Allan Whitehead says...

Having read the articles re the “Three Counties Agricultural Show” Because some comments by MALVERN MP Harriett Baldwin. Gives this article a political connotation.
However, I note little electioneering in the comments of J.D. Roskams. Why, make representation for one section of society,
When the issue disabled access or payment is ever, mentioned certain individuals (Mostly Politicians) always enter the debate in an electioneering style. I note that the shows organisers have decided that they will withdrawn any concessionary entrance fee for disabled persons. However, provision is made for them to apply free entry due to their disability.
Yet Councillor J.D. Roskam accuses Malvern’s Member of Parliament, of not following up on some item he raised with her.
It seems that comments made by Sarah and her Chickens seem to upset Councillor Roskam. While I have some support for any disabled persons, you see the “Blue Badge” abused on so many occasions, that the disabled themselves become angry. Concession for Children and Elderly, and in some areas, Unwaged, have been around for some time, yet there are many types of disability, some are easy to recognise, others are undetectable by just looking at the individual.
Sarah and Her Chickens, I feel that Councillor J.D. Roskams comments aired very closely on Political Mud Slinging, so I feel he must be coming up for Election.
Having read the articles re the “Three Counties Agricultural Show” Because some comments by MALVERN MP Harriett Baldwin. Gives this article a political connotation. However, I note little electioneering in the comments of J.D. Roskams. Why, make representation for one section of society, When the issue disabled access or payment is ever, mentioned certain individuals (Mostly Politicians) always enter the debate in an electioneering style. I note that the shows organisers have decided that they will withdrawn any concessionary entrance fee for disabled persons. However, provision is made for them to apply free entry due to their disability. Yet Councillor J.D. Roskam accuses Malvern’s Member of Parliament, of not following up on some item he raised with her. It seems that comments made by Sarah and her Chickens seem to upset Councillor Roskam. While I have some support for any disabled persons, you see the “Blue Badge” abused on so many occasions, that the disabled themselves become angry. Concession for Children and Elderly, and in some areas, Unwaged, have been around for some time, yet there are many types of disability, some are easy to recognise, others are undetectable by just looking at the individual. Sarah and Her Chickens, I feel that Councillor J.D. Roskams comments aired very closely on Political Mud Slinging, so I feel he must be coming up for Election. Allan Whitehead
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8:30am Sat 16 Jun 12

sarah and her chickens says...

I am not sure on this but am sure Mr.Roskams will clarify it for you but I don t think he wrote to our MP,he just wrote to the gazette.So perhaps when she gave her statement yesterday she did not know about the issue as the gazette had only just come out.Perhaps now she kows she will get support his campaign.
I am not sure on this but am sure Mr.Roskams will clarify it for you but I don t think he wrote to our MP,he just wrote to the gazette.So perhaps when she gave her statement yesterday she did not know about the issue as the gazette had only just come out.Perhaps now she kows she will get support his campaign. sarah and her chickens
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9:01am Sat 16 Jun 12

Anukrishna12 says...

Besides the proof of disability (Blue Badge, DLA letter, Common Sense), the main issue I would investigate would be the accessibility of the show. If certain areas of the show, rides, exhibits, demonstrations etc are not accessible to the disabled, and would be if they were able bodies, then people are being unfairly charge for a show they cannot experience as fully as someone without a disability. This in itself opens up a can of worms, with so many different types of disability existing. Ultimately, the issue seems to be a smokescreen for increasing ticket sale returns.
Besides the proof of disability (Blue Badge, DLA letter, Common Sense), the main issue I would investigate would be the accessibility of the show. If certain areas of the show, rides, exhibits, demonstrations etc are not accessible to the disabled, and would be if they were able bodies, then people are being unfairly charge for a show they cannot experience as fully as someone without a disability. This in itself opens up a can of worms, with so many different types of disability existing. Ultimately, the issue seems to be a smokescreen for increasing ticket sale returns. Anukrishna12
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9:08am Sat 16 Jun 12

sarah and her chickens says...

No doubt it is ,but I have had a look around at other attractions and they seem to either discount for disabled and carer or let the carer go in free.I myself took someone to the eden project a couple of tears ago and whilst he had to pay I went in free.So I guess we both got a 50% discount.But I totally agree this sort of issue opens up a can of worms.It is easy to decide on age concessions but disability is so variable.
No doubt it is ,but I have had a look around at other attractions and they seem to either discount for disabled and carer or let the carer go in free.I myself took someone to the eden project a couple of tears ago and whilst he had to pay I went in free.So I guess we both got a 50% discount.But I totally agree this sort of issue opens up a can of worms.It is easy to decide on age concessions but disability is so variable. sarah and her chickens
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9:09am Sat 16 Jun 12

Allan Whitehead says...

Anukrishna12,
While you are correct in all your statements, I was of the opinion that after a certain date. All places had to have disabled access with suitable facilities for ablutions.
Anukrishna12, While you are correct in all your statements, I was of the opinion that after a certain date. All places had to have disabled access with suitable facilities for ablutions. Allan Whitehead
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9:26am Sat 16 Jun 12

Allan Whitehead says...

sarah and her chickens say...
8:30am Sat 16 Jun 12.
I accept what you are saying Sarah and her Chickens, however, the way he quoted the “LINK” it appears that he wrote to the Gazette asking a question. It must have been for publicity or He would have contacted Ms/s. H. Baldwin by personal mail.
In your previous Comment, I hope your meant YEARS and Not TEARS.
sarah and her chickens say... 8:30am Sat 16 Jun 12. I accept what you are saying Sarah and her Chickens, however, the way he quoted the “LINK” it appears that he wrote to the Gazette asking a question. It must have been for publicity or He would have contacted Ms/s. H. Baldwin by personal mail. In your previous Comment, I hope your meant YEARS and Not TEARS. Allan Whitehead
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9:33am Sat 16 Jun 12

sarah and her chickens says...

oh yes years not tears !!
oh yes years not tears !! sarah and her chickens
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10:34am Sat 16 Jun 12

Allan Whitehead says...

There are many issues in relation to persons with any type of disability. Yet we have various types of legislation for the protection of their rights. In almost all cases any persons with a permanent disability, which places them at a disadvantage to any able-bodied individual. Then there are rules in place enforceable by law. It even covers carers.
Quote “The Disability Discrimination Act 1995

The Disability Discrimination Act gives rights to disabled people to prevent discrimination on the grounds of disability. It is unlawful to discriminate in relation to employment, the provision of goods and services, the management, buying or renting of land or property, education and transport. The act was introduced over a period.

Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995

Carers' needs are recognised in this legislation. It gives the right to have their needs taken into consideration when services are being assessed under the NHS and Community Care Act for an individual they care for. “
Unquote.
I find that disabled person have so many provisions made for them. That any able-bodied Person who is pessimistic enough could consider themselves the ones to be discriminated against.
There are many issues in relation to persons with any type of disability. Yet we have various types of legislation for the protection of their rights. In almost all cases any persons with a permanent disability, which places them at a disadvantage to any able-bodied individual. Then there are rules in place enforceable by law. It even covers carers. Quote “The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 The Disability Discrimination Act gives rights to disabled people to prevent discrimination on the grounds of disability. It is unlawful to discriminate in relation to employment, the provision of goods and services, the management, buying or renting of land or property, education and transport. The act was introduced over a period. Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995 Carers' needs are recognised in this legislation. It gives the right to have their needs taken into consideration when services are being assessed under the NHS and Community Care Act for an individual they care for. “ Unquote. I find that disabled person have so many provisions made for them. That any able-bodied Person who is pessimistic enough could consider themselves the ones to be discriminated against. Allan Whitehead
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