Beach wheelchair backers thanked

By David tucker

The gathering at the luncheon event in County Buildings to mark Designated Beach Partners' contribution to the Beach Wheelchair Initiative.
The gathering at the luncheon event in County Buildings to mark Designated Beach Partners' contribution to the Beach Wheelchair Initiative.
Liz Lawler of Lawler's Shop, Morriscastle.
Ray Doyle of Carne Beach Caravan Park.
Caroline Horan, Access Officer, Wexford Co. Council; Tony Larkin, Wexford Co. Council; and Jack-Tim and Kevin Murphy of The Surk Shack, Curracloe.
Patricia Burke, Kilmore Quay.
Tony Larkin, Wexford County Council, and Paul O'Connor of the Rosslare Development Association.

Wexford County Council recently marked the contribution of local business and community groups to its award-winning Beach Wheelchair Initiative with a well-attended lunch event.

The Council said the event was an acknowledgement that the that the success of the initiative would not have been possible without the support and collaboration of its designated beach partnership:

Carne Beach Caravan Park; Seal Rescue Ireland, Courtown; The Surf Shack, Curracloe; Hooked Kitesurfing / Duncannon Water Sports Centre; Lawler's Shop, Morriscastle and Hooked on Rosslare Water Sports Centre, Rosslare Strand.

The initiative was launched in 2015 on two of the County's Blue Flag Beaches, Curracloe and Rosslare Strand. Following an overwhelming positive response, the programme was then extended in 2016 to a further four beaches, Carne, Courtown, Duncannon and Morriscastle and a beach wheelchair will be available at Kilmore Quay for the 2017 summer season.

Due in no small part to the development of the Beach Wheelchair Initiative. Wexford County Council was the recipient of two major awards in 2016, winning the coveted Council of the Year award at the IPB LAMA Community & Council Awards, and the Disability Services Provision category, Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards.

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