Beach-friendly wheelchairs come to Brighton

Posted On 04 Mar 2010 at 8:28 am

Special ‘all-terrain’ wheelchairs are now available on Brighton seafront to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the beach.

The wheelchairs in action on Brighton beach

The two chairs have four low-pressure inflatable tyres to make it easy to navigate on the shingle and comfortable to ride. They are appropriate for all ages, adjustable to meet different people’s posture needs, and can also have an umbrella attached for either sun or rain.

They are free to use. You can get one on the day, but booking is advised and can be done up to a week in advance. A £25 refundable deposit is payable before taking them out.

The wheelchairs are available from the council’s seafront office at 141 King’s Road Arches on the Lower Esplanade in Brighton.

Cabinet member for children and young people Councillor Vanessa Brown said: “These new wheelchairs will make a big difference for a lot of families who haven’t previously been able to go out and fully enjoy our wonderful seafront together.”

For bookings or further information, please call the council’s seafront office on 01273 292716.

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