"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday 13 September 2013

You Die if You Worry. You Die if You Don't

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Story Continued":

Sounds to me that EB wants the accessability work to be done to fit HER scooter et al. What about those needing access when EB is dead.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 13 September 2013 07:50


There is no  part of the town hall that is not accessible  to the public  at any time.

Doors open at the touch of a button.

A  dais is prepared , with microphone on a stand , for any person with a physical challenge who wishes to address Council.

Equipment is  available for anyone who has hearing difficulties. All they have to do is ask.

The town has appointed an Accessibility Committee  according to the terms of reference of the Accessibility Act.

An employee on the payroll is described as Accessibilty manager.

The committee has authority to strike a budget. Council has authority to assign  a budget allocation.

The committee decides how best to use  the funds to improve accessibility within town facilities.

At Tuesday's meeting, at the end of the interminable wrangle that passes for debate, I asked the question:

What part of the Council  Chamber  or any of its amenities is not accessible to any person with physical challenges?

Total silence was  the response.

E.B. is not dead yet. If I were you, I would not  be concerned about that.

You may not be around to worry .


Anonymous said...

There have been no complaints received The issue is just the red herring of the day - until they find a new one to drag around the room.

Anonymous said...

Me, I've never seen anyone with problems navigating the room. It's as good as any of the hospital & most of the schools. [ St. Andrews need more work ].