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Councillor Quits over Wheelchair Access

Councillor Quits over Wheelchair Access

Newport Cllr, Nick Garvey, has resigned his post today after being unable to attend meetings in his wheelchair.

Cllr Garvey wanted a temporary change of venue to allow him to participate in council meetings. Newport Town Council meetings usually take place in an upstairs meeting room at the Guildhall. Although a stairlift is available, users need to be able to walk from the stairlift, to the meeting room – an option no longer available to Cllr Garvey.

Cllr Garvey told Telford Live! “It is with enormous regret that I have today resigned from Newport Town Council. I have been unable to attend the previous four meetings, because the venue of the… More

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