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Caithness disabled access survey in full swing

By Jean Gunn

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Caithness Disabled Access Panel have finally been able to start a planned survey into community building access.

Funded by the Stroupster Community Benefit Fund and the Achlahan Wind Farm Community Fund, this work will look at access to community buildings as well as the accessibility of toilets.

The initial start of the survey was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but is now in full swing.

"We are very keen to help our local village halls improve their facilities for better access by the disabled," said Helen Budge, chair of the Caithness Disabled Access Panel. "So please contact us – we are more than happy to help."

The panel are presenting community building operators with a short report on their findings including recommendations for improvements, and information to put on the internet as well as added to the operators’ procedures.

Caithness village hall committees are being encouraged to contact the survey’s project officer, Louise Smith at louinscot@aol.com or on 07776225549 to arrange an initial telephone discussion about the facility.

The eventual aim is to help the facilities access grant funding to complete any required work.

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