Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Welcome for a stairlift

TOWN councillors in Marlborough have welcomed plans by the town's public school to install a stairlift to aid disabled access to its Memorial Hall.

The hall in Bath Road is used for numerous community events as well as Marlborough College activities.

It is the biggest venue in the town and, only last week, was used for a public consultation meeting about the future of health services in the district.

Former mayor Coun Graham Francis urged colleagues to support the application.
Coun Francis said there was already a stairlift at the Memorial Hall's eastern entrance used mainly by artistes.

He said the general public usually used the western entrance where access for the disabled was difficult because of steps.