Please help us to keep our beach wheelchair service at Saundersfoot Harbour.
The beach wheelchairs are used by families and organisations so that every member of the community can enjoy our wonderful beaches.
Saundersfoot Harbour Commission has kindly offered to make one of our beach wheelchairs available from their shop on the harbour and this year they will be available free of charge.
But we still need funds to maintain the chairs every year, and from time to time they have to be replaced at a cost of around £3000 each. We would be really grateful if you could make a donation to help keep this service going, every penny counts.
for more information visit our beach wheelchair page
Trial of new British made beach wheelchair at Saundersfoot Harbour
New beach wheelchair at West Angle Bay
Wheelchair users will get the chance to explore another Pembrokeshire beach with the introduction of a new beach wheelchair service at Angle.
The all-terrain vehicle will be available to hire at West Angle Bay from April 2016.
It follows the introduction of specially adapted wheelchairs at several beaches across the county.
The new wheelchair has been bought by the Pembrokeshire Access Group with funding from the South Hook LNG Community Fund, the Port of Milford Haven and Bluestone Resorts. It is also supported by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.
"This new wheelchair is a wonderful example of how organisations in Pembrokeshire can work together for the benefit of all our residents," said Councillor Rob Lewis, Cabinet Member for Transportation.
"We are always looking for new ways to improve access to our facilities and services but all too often wheelchair users miss out because of access problems," he said.
"We hope that this new wheelchair will enable people to explore the sands and wonderful coastal scenery at Angle."
The wheelchair will be available for hire at the Wavecrest Cafe in West Angle Bay. There will be a small charge to cover repairs and maintenance costs.
Pembrokeshire County Council Access Officer Alan Hunt said he was very grateful to the cafe for agreeing to host the vehicle.
"It's thanks to them, and all the other supporting organisations, that schemes like this are possible," he said.
A beach wheelchair service is also available at Saundersfoot, while the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority provides wheelchairs at other popular beaches including Poppit Sands, and Whitesands.
Pictured (L-R) are: Councillor Rob Lewis; Anthony Richards, PCNPA Access and Rights Of Way Manager; Lorna Livock, PAVS Funding Development Officer; Abdullah Al Ghadid, South Hook LNG; Mark Lewis (seated), Pembrokeshire Access Group; Sara Andrew, Port of Milford Haven PR & Communications Co-ordinator; Andrew Knowles, Wavecrest Cafe Angle; Liz Weedon, Bluestone and Alan Hunt, Pembrokeshire County Council Access Officer.
To comment or raise concerns on disability matters please contact the Chairman Henry Langen on 01834 861202 or the Pembrokeshire County Council Access Officer Alan Hunt on 01437 775148. Both will be happy to receive your call.
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If so please contact Alan Hunt for more information. tel: 01437 775148. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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