Chelmsford Garden Community Council is committed to making this website accessible to all and in this section you can find both the up to date Website Accessibility Statement and also the Accessible Document policy

Accessibility statement for Chelmsford Garden Community Council website

This Accessibility statement covers the domain of and the website hosted on that domain.

This website is run by Chelmsford Garden Community Council (the Council).   We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

By way of example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate within forms using the bookmark functions
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand and the appearance of the website as ‘clean’ as possible.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is –

Some online forms are difficult to navigate using a screen reader alone.

Feedback and Contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF or large print please contact the Executive Officer at

Or telephone 07495 473240

The Council will consider your request and come back to you in 28 days

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

The Council is always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please contact the Executive Officer either by email or by phone on 07495 473240.  The Council is responsible for the overall content of the website and willing to consider all suggestions for improvements of the site subject to the resources of the Council.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).


Contacting us by telephone or visiting us in person

In the event that it is not possible to make contact as set out above arrangements may be made to meet you in person.  The Council does not have an office so in some circumstances it may be possible to arrange a meeting at the Beaulieu Community Centre or the offices of Chelmsford City Council where there may be access to facilities to assist in our communication.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Chelmsford Garden Community Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Compliance Status 

This website is compliant with the web content accessibility guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

PDFs and Word documents published prior to 23rd September 2018 are not within the remit of these regulations but no such documents have been published on this website.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 25th January 2024 by Aubergine on behalf of the Council and some accessibility issues were identified.  Those issues have now been resolved and the site tested again using th Wave tool evidencing that the site is now 100%  accessible.

What the Council is doing to improve Accessibility

The Council has not published an accessibility roadmap, however the Council will continue to keep the website under review including an annual review and will consider ways of making the site more accessible and will make changes provided this is within the resources of the Council and will not present a disproportionate burden to the Council.

The intention is for the website to be available to as many people as possible.  Comments and input from users will be welcome and will be considered by the Council when raised.

This policy was approved by  the Communications Committee of Chelmsford Garden Community Council on 28th March 2024

Date of review: May 2025


In addition the Accessible Documents Policy can be viewed at the link below

CGCC Accessible Documents Policy