Beach wheelchair backers thanked
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.