LETTER: Inaccessible to wheelchairs

As Eastbourne strives to become ever more inclusive and offer equality in so many ways to disabled people and those with age-related mobility impairment, it is very disappointing the first of the themed beach huts is inaccessible to those who unfortunately need a wheelchair to get about.

Friday, 4th August 2017, 4:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:24 am

The decking it stands on is far too small for an average sized wheelchair to negotiate and with no upstand around the edge those attempting to see inside run a real risk of dropping off the edge onto the beach.

What caused there to be a change from the image published by the Herald on-line on July 25? Had it been built as illustrated it would have been much better.

Can I hope that future examples have larger plinths and are truly accessible for all?


Chair, Eastbourne

Access Group,

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