Petition calls for wheelchair walkways across beaches
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A petition calling for accessible walkways for Gorleston beach has collected more than 350 signatures.
The path, most likely a mat made of plastic, would be placed over the sand and allow wheelchair users access all the way to the water.
Jan Horton, who organised the petition, said: "I see so many people struggling on that beach. It's needed so badly by loads of people and I mean loads.
"It means a lot for people to actually sit by the sea," she added.
In a statement, Great Yarmouth Borough Council said it has undertaken initial research into possible options for such a walkway.
"The idea is being explored with councillors as part of developing the wider Gorleston Seafront Masterplan, which will help inform future decisions and guide and support investment in that area."
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The council also said that, in the meantime, two special beach wheelchairs with large pneumatic wheels will be available for use this summer on the sand free-of-charge at Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.
The precise hire locations are yet to be announced.
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