All-terrain wheelchairs come to north Norfolk beaches
- Credit: North Norfolk District Council
North Norfolk's boasts stretches of wide, award-winning beaches, but for too long have they proven a struggle for wheelchair users.
But that is now changing thanks to a couple of all-terrain beach wheelchairs bought by North Norfolk District Council.
The wheelchairs, which feature large grey wheels and can even float, can carry people across a beach without fear of getting stuck in the sand or shingle.
One of the free-to-use wheelchairs is already available at Cromer, and the second is coming to Sheringham soon.
Councillor Virginia Gay, portfolio holder for leisure, wellbeing and culture said: “Going to the beach is one of the greatest days out you can have in North Norfolk – our coastline is home to so many wonderful beaches and they should be enjoyable by everyone. No one should feel like they can’t visit the beach.
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"We’re very pleased to introduce these to Cromer and Sheringham and hope they can make a real difference to the quality of life here.”
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