This week I met with Wrexham resident, Neil Tunnah, and a representative from Wrexham County Borough Council to better understand how town centre accessibility for those with disabilities, such as those who are visually impaired, can be improved.
Mr Tunnah, a Wrexham resident, is visually impaired but lives an active life. He regularly uses local bus services to travel into the town centre and he is a Wrexham AFC supporter, often travelling on the supporter’s bus to away games. Recently, he made contact with Wrexham’s MP, Sarah Atherton, to describe some of the challenges he faces when in Wrexham’s town centre.
As a result, I invited Mr Tunnah and the Council for a walkabout of the town centre, so that he could describe and explain, first-hand, some of the issues he faces when out in the town centre.
Following the meeting, Mr Tunnah said:
“I am so pleased to have met with Sarah and the Council to highlight accessibility issues around the town centre and to discuss how things can be improved. It is really important that everyone in our community – including those with disabilities – can enjoy what our town has to offer. I am very grateful to Sarah and the Council for listening to how things can be improved, and I look forward to hearing more about their response in due course!”
It was a pleasure to meet with Mr Tunnah to hear about his concerns and suggestions for improvement. I am also very grateful to the Council for joining us – many of the issues Mr Tunnah raised fall within the remit of Wrexham Council and I hope that the town centre team will utilise this meeting to make improvements.
We all want Wrexham to be a welcoming and safe community and I am sure that Mr Tunnah’s input will be vital. To drive improvements, I will be working with the Council and their disability access representatives to ensure that all residents can enjoy everything that our town has to offer.
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