Caerphilly Council to spend £250,000 improving disabled access
Caerphilly County Borough Council is to spend £250,000 updating it buildings to improve access for disabled people.
The works are being undertaken using funding from the council’s Disability Equality Group (DEG) during the 2013/14 financial year, with schools seeing the vast majority of improvements.
Works to schools have included the addition of parking bays, automatic doors, ramps, guard rails and intercom systems. Accessible toilets have also been refitted and improvements have been made to steps at numerous schools.
Renovations have also taken place at Risca and Newbridge Leisure Centres this year, with £50,000 was contributed from the DEG budget. Blackwood Miners’ Institute has also recieved £20,000.
All of the libraries across the county borough will be having an up-to-date disabled access assessment.
Cllr Keith Reynolds, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, said: “We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all of our residents, regardless of age, gender, race or disability.
“I am pleased that the Disability Equality Group is helping to fund improvement programmes across the county borough which will give people with disabilities the access that they deserve to the various facilities and services the council provides.”