Yesterday (April 4th 2011) the St Peter Port Douzaine announced that they were awaiting Environment approval for a revised scheme to create a ramp instead on steps at the corner of the Town Church by the Albion pub.
Headway member and wheelchair user Sarah Whitchurch was interviewed on both Radio Guernsey and BBC Channel Islands News, explaining the difference a ramp would make to her ability to get around St Peter Port. She said that if she is on her own she cannot get up the steep hill to the Fountain St side of the church so she has to go all the way along the front to the Thomas de la Rue to access the High St. She can’t use the lane alongside Le Lievres because the pavements are too narrow.
Thanks and congratulations to Sarah – doing a live broadcast at 7.30 in the morning would be a challenge for the most seasoned media professional but she had no trouble getting her message across!
You can follow the progress of the ramp application through the planning process here.