Access for all the aim of DAG-T
THE group ‘Disability Action Greystones - Together,’ gave a presentation to the members of Greystones Municipal District.
The local community group formed last year and is working towards making Greystones more accessible to all.
They introduced the ‘Gold Star Project’ to members at last Tuesday’s meeting.
The Gold Star awards will acknowledge businesses and community groups that take steps to make their businesses and facilities more accessible.
Members were asked to appoint a council representative to the gold star task group, to endorse the initiative, and encourage people to get involved. DAG-T also asked them to carry out a review of a previous Greystones access audit, and to have any necessary works to paths at business entrances completed.
The district engineer Ruairi O’Hanlon agreed to examine where overhanging trees and bushes cause problems. Cathaoirleach Tom Fortune thanked the delegation for coming.
All of the members welcomed the delegation and support the principles of the Gold Star Awards.
Dr Margaret Kennedy, who was there along with her twin sister Ann Kennedy and other members of the group, said that they are trying to make Greystones a ‘more inclusive, happier community.’
It was agreed that the members will meet with DAG-T once again to further the initiative early in the new year.