Wheelchair access to memorial needed
IT was a great honour for me once again on Sunday to be present at the town Act of Remembrance in Argents Mead with members of my community of St Peter’s Church.
It is always such a special occasion, beautifully planned in such a lovely setting.
I was privileged to be standing next to a man called Fred, who is in fact a D-Day veteran and who had come in his wheelchair to honour his fallen comrades.
After the service people like to go up to the memorial and read the names of the dead, but my new friend Fed could not have done that because there was no proper access to it.
There are a number of steps, with a rail up to the memorial but no means of a wheelchair-bound veteran getting up there.
Would it not be a good idea, especially bearing in mind that next year is the 100th anniversary of the end of World Ward 1, for the council to provide a tasteful ramp access to the side of the memorial so that wheelchair-bound people or those with walking difficulties could go and look at it as well?
Father Frank Daly, Director of SPANNED (the agency Supporting People with Additional Needs in
the Nottingham Diocese)