Disabled access plan for Clonmel mooted

The Goldstar project rolled out in Cashel to enhance access for disabled people could be introduced in Clonmel.

The Goldstar project rolled out in Cashel to enhance access for disabled people could be introduced in Clonmel.

The project leader of Goldstar, Anne Bradshaw, told members of Clonmel Borough Council that she was pleased with the level of interest in the project in Clonmel and saw no reason why progress could not be made in bringing Clonmel into the scheme.

She was invited to the authority to speak about the project and told members that Goldstar had been a success in Cashel.

She outlined the type of works carried out in Cashel as a result of Goldstar and told the meting that Tipperary Town and Carrick on Suir were also interested in becoming part of the project.

She told members that she saw no reason why it could not be rolled out in Clonmel at the same time. She was encouraged by the level of support shown for Goldstar among the members of Clonmel Borough Council.

"The easier the roll out will be in the town of clonmel if the community is ready to take on the challenge and support the project," she said.

Cllr. Teresa Ryan said she was made more aware of such issues recently because she had to use crutches.

"Because there are non automatic doors at the main entrance at the hospital I was totally dependent on somebody else to open the door for me," she said.

Cllr. Darren Ryan said he looked forward to Clonmel taking on the Goldstar project. It was a move in the right direction.

Cllr. Seamus Healy said excellent work had been carried out in Cashel and said Goldstar would be a welcome addition to Clonmel.