Improved pushchair and wheelchair access at Ely's Country Park thanks to new gateway

PUBLISHED: 12:20 25 September 2015 | UPDATED: 12:20 25 September 2015

Ely Country Park.

Ely Country Park.

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Ely's award winning Country Park now has far better wheelchair and pushchair access thanks to the installation of a new gateway.

Ely Country Park.Ely Country Park.

The Springhead Lane entrance now has a new gate design and the loose stones along the path have been swept helping to make the surface much sturdier underfoot.

This work has created improved access for wheelchair users and pushchairs following consultation with local access groups and users of the park.

The next improvement work will include the creation of a resting point at the ramp coming off Springhead Lane and the council will also be assessing the success of the summer toilet trial which ends this week.

The toilets, which consisted of three portable units (male, female and baby changing/disabled), were be cleaned and stocked daily by an external cleaning company and were open between 8am and 6pm.

Ely Country Park.Ely Country Park.

Richard Hobbs, chairman of the Commercial Services Committee, said: “The Country Park really does go from strength to strength as it becomes a venue for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy nature.

“As we enter the autumn, we are also coming to the end of the toilet trial in the park. We have had great feedback from visitors to the site so we are now looking at what we can do for next year.

“Rest assured, we know how much people have come to value and love the Country Park so we will continue to improve it so everyone can continue to enjoy it for generations to come.”

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