Ramps installed at shops
● 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