Lift repairs are urgent

SIR - In its 100th year Letchworth was at last granted the right to add the words Garden City to its title and what better place to remind both residents and visitors alike of that fact than the facia panels adorning the railway station. However, with r

SIR - In its 100th year Letchworth was at last granted the right to add the words 'Garden City' to its title and what better place to remind both residents and visitors alike of that fact than the facia panels adorning the railway station.

However, with rights go responsibilities, in this case to consider matters as would Ebenezer Howard and company for the benefit of wheelchair users. Network Rail has already carried out work at counter level in the booking hall, but is unable to afford the costs of repairing the goods lifts (which have been out of action for a good 20 years) for a further two years. By which time the ticket they can now purchase would be well out of date!

At the foot of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation letterhead there is a logo 'Positive towards disability'.

Given that this wealthy town is already refurbishing its golf course at considerable expense and there being no doubt as to what Ebenezer Howard and co's priorities would have been in the matter, perhaps the Foundation will offer to pay for the lift repairs, or if only to be to at least offer Network Rail an interest-free loan.


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