FEBRUARY 2020 UPDATE ...

Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs is now a registered charity! More details to follow soon ...

JANUARY 2020 UPDATE ...

 

The scheme to bring wheelchair access to our beaches for disabled people is progressing well. The initiative, developed as ‘Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs’ has been under development for some time, and real progress is now being made to progress the venture.

 

The team has a management Board consisting of volunteers and enjoys the support of Wyre Borough Council, Healthier Fleetwood and Fleetwood Rotary. They already possess a specially adapted wheelchair and have had financial support from the Haldane Trust.

 

Mick Gray, Chairman of the group says “We are moving forward, achieving our targets as we go. We are liaising with other well-established groups to pool knowledge and experience. The next step is Charity Registration, fund-raising and recruiting enthusiastic volunteers. The beaches are for everyone to enjoy, regardless of disability. This is a great chance for the future of Fleetwood”.

 

The group is now negotiating for premises close to the beach, and is anxious for volunteers to help. This web site will be updated as the group expands. They are in the process of registering with the Charity Commission and are members of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, but are always looking for support.

 

This is will be a unique service in our area, and one greatly needed by people with mobility issues.  The users of ordinary wheelchairs or mobility devices would just not be able to get on the beach, or near the sea with their friends and families. With Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs we intend to make this happen. Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs is opening the beaches for all-inclusive activity.