Ramps in­stalled at shops

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

● DIS­ABLED ac­cess ramps have been in­stalled at We­ston Point shops in Run­corn af­ter the stroke pa­tient’s strug­gles to ac­cess the re­tail pa­rade were fea­tured in the Weekly News.

Steve Kelly, son of Mary Kelly, con­tacted the news­pa­per with the up­date af­ter dis­cov­er­ing the im­prove­ments had been made.

Mary, 71, had de­scribed the route a ‘night­mare’, with high kerbs, a steep ramp, cob­bled in­cline and an awk­ward walled cor­ner.

She said that when out and about on her mo­bil­ity scooter she would have to take a long route round to ac­cess drop kerbs along the way, and when us­ing her walker she would have to take a try to gather pace to mount the high kerb, mak­ing her fear­ful of fall­ing.

The Weekly News fea­tured their sit­u­a­tion in July.

Mr Kelly had first con­tacted Hal­ton Bor­ough Coun­cil in March and made re­peated en­quiries to find out what progress had been made.

Cllr Rob Pol­hill, leader of the lo­cal author­ity, had said he would have his en­gi­neers look at it.

When the Weekly News con­tacted the coun­cil for com­ment again in July, Cllr Pol­hill gave his as­sur­ances that en­gi­neers were draw­ing up plans.

Re­port­ing the lat­est up­date, Mr Kelly said: “Hal­ton Bor­ough Coun­cil have com­pleted wheel­chair ac­cess ramps at Rus­sell road shops.

“My mum is over the moon, so thank you.”

Dis­abled ac­cess ramps have been in­stalled at We­ston Point Shops

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