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Weekly demands better access to patch for disabled people

A weekly newspaper has issued a series of demands to city hall bosses in order to make its patch more accessible for disabled people.

The Peterborough Telegraph is calling on Peterborough City Council to do more for the disabled after hearing complaints from readers including a shortage of toilets, lack of parking and difficulty accessing shops.

Among the Telegraph’s demands as part of the ‘Peterborough Unlimited’ campaign are the building of a fully accessible toilet block in the city centre, the creation of a disability officer post at the council and more Blue Badge parking spaces.

The campaign’s launch featured on the paper’s front page on Thursday, pictured below.

Peterborough disabled

Editor Mark Edwards said: “Over recent weeks many disabled residents and campaigners have made it clear just how difficult it is for them to access parts of our city centre.

“We have also seen first hand the challenges they face. To hear many now travel to other cities where facilities are easier to use is worrying for Peterborough.

“We have launched this campaign to highlight these important issues and to give a voice to many in our community who are struggling to get action on issues that have a huge impact on them.

“They are keen to work with busineses and the city council to resolve some key issues and ensure that everyone can enjoy the city equally.”