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Easier access for people with mobility challenges at Sheerness Leisure Complex with new disabled car park

Written by on 7 January 2020

People with mobility challenges can now access the new healthy living centre at Sheerness Leisure Complex using the newly built disabled car park next to the pool building.

Swale Borough Council has invested more than £20,000 to build the new disabled car park that provides five new accessible parking bays within easy reach of the healthy living centre.

The new disabled car park will support the £110,000 health centre built earlier this year to support the older and mobility challenged people living locally.

The healthy living centre opened in April last year to provide an accessible space that would help keep the older generations, and those with mobility challenges, moving in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Cllr Angela Harrison, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said:

“We are delighted to provide extra disabled parking spaces for local people with mobility issues that want to visit the new healthy living centre. Since the new health centre opened in April, an incredible 222 members have already joined, so the new car park will make visiting the centre even easier. Sheppey has the highest number of 65 years and older in Kent, so providing an accessible and inclusive space for them and others with mobility challenges to socialise and keep moving is important to us. In total we provided £60,000 for the health centre and new parking bays, with £20,000 used to build the car park coming from our parking enforcement fund.

This is a great example of how we use our parking enforcement money to fund projects that directly benefit local people.”