Luncheon event celebrates local business & community contribution to
Wexford County Council Beach Wheelchair Initiative
Today Friday 7 April, Wexford County Council hosted a luncheon event to mark the contribution of local business and community groups’ to its Beach Wheelchair Initiative.
Today’s event is an acknowledgement by the Council that the success of the award-winning initiative would not have been possible without the support and collaboration of its designated beach partners, namely –
Carne Beach Caravan Park
Seal Rescue Ireland, Courtown
The Surf Shack, Curracloe
Hooked Kitesurfing / Duncannon Water Sports Centre;
Lawler’s Shop, Morriscastle and
Hooked on Rosslare Water Sports Centre, Rosslare Strand.
The initiative was launched in 2015 on two of the County’s Blue Flag Beaches, Curracloe and Rosslare Strand. Following an overwhelming positive public response, the programme was then extended in 2016 to a further four beaches, Carne, Courtown, Duncannon and Morriscastle.
Furthermore, the Council is delighted to announce that a beach wheelchair will be available at Kilmore Quay for the 2017 summer season.
Due in no small part to the development of the Beach Wheelchair Initiative. Wexford County Council was the recipient of two major awards in 2016, winning the coveted Council of the Year award at the IPB LAMA Community & Council Awards, and the Disability Services Provision category, Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards