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18th February 2019

London Vision - Metro Blind Sport Survey

Metro Blind Sport is seeking to understand the levels of sport and physical activity participation of blind and partially sighted people in the UK. In addition, Metro Blind Sport is trying to identify the current barriers to participation and will use this insight to work with and advise key providers on how they can deliver more appealing, accessible and suitable activities.

The direct link to the survey can be found  The survey will be available to complete until the 17th March.

Anyone unable to complete the online survey is welcome to do it over the phone.  You are welcom to call either Martin Symcox on 07508 958 927 or Charlie Raven on 07956 292 046.



18th February 2019

Tate Britain Audio Description Tours

Tate Britain and Tate Modern now have free tours available, please see below.  There is no need to book, just arrive at the meeting point where you will be welcomed, met and guided if preferred.  Seats and audio equipment are provided.  Assistance dogs are welcome.  Tea, coffee and pastries are provided before the tour starts so do feel welcome to arrive early.

Tate Modern - Saturday 9th March at 10.30 a.m.  Please note location is Tate Mordern not Tate Britain.

Pierre Bonnard, Colour and Memory with audio description by visually imparied artist Sally Booth.

Tate Britain - Monday 18th March at 11.00 a.m.

Don McCullin with audio description by Richard Martin

Details for Spring's audio description events which will include Vincent Van Gogh, Mike Nelson and Tate Britain's coffee roastery will be sent shortly.  These dates will fall on the third Monday morning of each month.

Best wishes







13th February 2019

Merton Sports and Social Club for the Blind (MSSC)

The MSSC Quiz Night is back.  Form your own team of six or simply come along and join a table on the night.

WHEN:     Tuesday 19th February 2019

TIME:       7.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.

WHERE:    The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, SW19 2DX

COST:       £1.00 per person (the winning team gets the takings!)

If you would like to be met at Colliers Wood underground station or at a local bus stop beforehand, please let us know by e-mailing  or by phoning Richard on 07500 913 223.

The bar will be open as usual, tea and coffee will be available and there will be table snacks provided. As ever, all are welcome, so why not bring a friend or two with you. 

Look forward to seeing you at the quiz.

MSSC Committee

13th February 2019

London Borough of Sutton Reading Group

The next reading group for VI people will be held at Sutton Library, St Nicholas Way, Sutton on Friday 22nd February. The group meet at 10.30. a.m., you are welcome to join them.  For more details please contact Colin Todd via e-mail 




8th February 2019

Sutton Post Office 19 Grove Road Sutton

Following a period of local public consultation and review a decision has been made to proceed with the proposal to move the Post Office into W H Smith at 118 High Street Sutton SM1 1LZ where it will be operated by W H Smith.  We believe the best approach to retaining this branch so it can continue to serve its community effectively and sustainably is to transfer to a third party retailer.  W H Smith already successfully operate over 130 Post Office brances to a very high standard.  We are confident that Sutton Post Office will meet those same high standards.

The current branch will close at 17.30 on Wednesday 27th March 2019 and the new branch will open at 9.00 on Thursday 28th March 2019. 

Opening hours at W H Smith will be Monday to Saturday 9.00 - 17.30 and Sunday 10.30 - 14.30

There will be five serving positions in total; one screened and four open plan.  Three self-service kiosks for mail transactions including home shopping returns, E Top-Ups and a range of bill payments.

Access will be level with automatic doors at the entrance to the new premises.  Low level serving counters, a low level writing desk and hearing loops will be available.

A wide range of services will still be available at the branch with the exception of a Post Office cash machine, the nearetalternative external Post Office cash machine can be found at Upper Mulgrave Road Post Office, 48 Upper Mulgrave Road, Sutton, SM2 7AJ, about a mile away.  All Post Office branches offer free access to cash for the major high street banks and customers will be able to use their debit card to withdraw cash at the counter of the new branch during all the extended opening hours.

DVLA Photocard Driving Licence renewal and Security Industry Authority licence application services will still be available.

For further information please contact