Colne shopping mall access improved

ACTION: Coun. Ian Tweedie has helped disabled people gain access into the newly refurbished Shackleton Hall (S)
ACTION: Coun. Ian Tweedie has helped disabled people gain access into the newly refurbished Shackleton Hall (S)

A “HAZARDOUS” Colne pavement has been levelled to ensure disabled shoppers can access Shackleton Hall safely.

Coun. Ian Tweedie called for action after being contacted by a wheelchair-bound resident.

He said that because of the gradient of the pavement, entry to the newly refurbished hall was “difficult, hazardous and almost impossible”.

As a result, wheelchairs would often skew round and fall over at the upper entrance to the Church Street site.

Coun. Tweedie added: “It’s easy for us to overlook the problems faced by disabled people, but I was astonished that this prestigious refurbishment project had failed to accommodate them gaining access to the shopping mall.”