Ac­cess for all the aim of DAG-T

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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