I was one of the many local folks who attended this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Nelson City Hall. During the ceremony, I noticed a veteran who was in a wheel chair, along with his partner, who together had taken up a position at the top of the stairs in order to attend the ceremony.
What struck me was that if this veteran wanted to access the cenotaph monument, that person would be unable to do so, as there are only stairs. What we need is to have a ramp or access gateway installed so that if anyone who has a mobile disability, and wishes to access the monument, they may do so unimpeded.
Alternatively, an access gateway from the street could be installed with minimal work that would also provide an alternate access route for those who have a mobile disability. I spoke with Councillor Dailly on this matter. I trust that City Works will be asked to draw up a plan and install the necessary access before next year’s service.