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‘Mobi-mats’ could increase accessibility at Wexford’s beaches

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Cllr George Lawlor.

Cllr George Lawlor.

Mobi-mats are used in other countries to increase accessibility at beaches.

Mobi-mats are used in other countries to increase accessibility at beaches.

Mobi-mats are used in other countries to increase accessibility at beaches.

Mobi-mats are used in other countries to increase accessibility at beaches.

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Cllr George Lawlor.

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WHILE we’re still feeling the chill of winter in the air, Labour councillor George Lawlor is calling on Wexford County Council to start preparing for the busy summer season at the county’s beautiful beaches.

Cllr Lawlor used the January meeting of Wexford County Council to call for greater accessibility at our beaches and brought an idea to the table.

“I think we need to start planning for the busy summer season now,” he said. “One of the things I’d like to see is the introduction of Mobi-mats at our beaches. Basically they would greatly enhance accessibility for people in wheelchairs and people with strollers and buggies etc. They are used at beaches in other countries and I think they are a really good invention.”

Director of Services Carolyne Godkin noted that beach wheelchairs are already available in Wexford and added that accessibility at our beaches was something that was being looked at by the Wexford Local Community Development Committee. She said that she would follow the matter up with them and come back to the members at next months meeting.

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