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Disability access in Sleaford

Thelma Smith Photo: Calendar News

A team of local people have taken to the streets of Sleaford to make sure the town is equally welcoming to all its visitors and residents.

Sleaford is an old town, but the team say this shouldn't stop it being accessible.

Thelma Smith has been a wheelchair user since a car accident. She says the practical problems of getting out and about are endless.

Campaigners want:

  • Induction loops for the hard of hearing
  • Larger parking spaces to manoeuvre wheelchairs
  • More drop kerbs to help cross the roads
  • Wider doorways and ramps
  • Guide dogs to be allowed into shops
  • Baby changing facilities

The team say this isn't about telling business owners what to do. Cllr Ian Carrington says increased accessibility could bring more money into the town.

The team are working on an accessibility guide which will be distributed to local people.