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Some Access Group members at the AGM 11th October 2012
The Pembrokeshire Access Group recently celebrated the opening of the All Wales Coast Path by organising a fun walk along one of Pembrokeshire’s most accessible and beautiful stretches of coast path. The event was filmed for S4C’s Bro programme and presenter Iolo Williams joined the Group, which included wheelchair users, blind people and customers from the County’s Adult Training Centres, in perfect weather conditions along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path between Coppet Hall and Wisemans Bridge.
Iolo was particularly impressed to discover that there are many sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which are accessible to disabled people and that beach wheelchairs are available so that everyone is able to enjoy our glorious beaches. Chatting at length with Access Group members about the benefits of walking the coast path Iolo was very complimentary about the spectacular scenery and the huge health and recreational opportunities which the easy access sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path offer, not only for the many visitors to Pembrokeshire but for the whole community and that includes disabled people.
The Access Group is continually working with Pembrokeshire County Council and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority to make more walking opportunities available to disabled people and this work is ongoing, with links now being made to the many inland easy access walks around the County.
Iolo and the Access Group can be seen on May 7th when Bro is broadcast on S4C.
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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