Pushing the problems of wheelchair users

PUBLISHED: 12:50 07 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:48 06 May 2010

Alison Ashley joins the wheelabout

Alison Ashley joins the wheelabout

WANTING to highlight the problems faced by wheelchair users getting around town, a councillor was invited to join them for an afternnon. North Herts district councillor Alison Ashley was taken on a wheelabout by members of the Disability and Community Cam

WANTING to highlight the problems faced by wheelchair users getting around town, a councillor was invited to join them for an afternnon.

North Herts district councillor Alison Ashley was taken on a wheelabout by members of the Disability and Community Campaigners, a group campaigning to raise awareness of disability issues in Hitchin.

Cllr Ashley saw problems with the roads and pavements which makes it difficult for them to get around independently.

Group member Leanne Owen said: "We want to show the councillor that as young disabled people we want to live as independently as possible, but certain things, such as the pavements in our area, prevent us from doing that.

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