Disabled access refused

Liberal Democrats in South Glos have pushed to improve disabled access at Hanham library.

The Environment & Community Services committee considered a proposal to spend local “section 106” money on making the fire escape accessible to disabled people. The decision fell after bureaucrats said there might not be enough space.

Lib Dem Cllr John Davis said: “The Labour group originally proposed action, without knowing if it was possible – and the bureaucrats said they couldn’t approve something blind. We then suggested that they spend some of the money on investigating what could be done.”

Lib Dem Lead Member for ECS Claire Young said, “It seems obvious that if we have money that has to be spent in Hanham library, making it possible for disabled library users to escape a fire  should be a priority.”

The proposal failed when all Tories, led by Hanham Counciller Heather Goddard, voted against it.