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Thread #73881   Message #1285104
Posted By: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
30-Sep-04 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Wheelchair Friendly Folk Clubs?
Subject: Wheelchair Friendly Folk Clubs?
New legisation comes into force soon [Disabled acsess to public buildings act?].
I was just wondering if the club you run/attend is whhechair friendly?
ie, downstairs room, disabled toilets, wide doors, good parking near the pub/club you use etc.

I got an email this morning =
"Hi John, I'd like to use your club, but I use a wheelchir, will i have problems? if not, no worries, I'll stay home"

Unfotunately Hull Folk Club is not whhechair friendly, as the room used is upstairs, this got me thinking, that every folk club that has existed in Hull has used upstairs room, and Beverley and Driffield also use upstairs rooms.

Though Cottingham Folk Club, [Northern Foods Social Club, Off Northgate, Cottingham] IS disabled friendly, it has wide doors, a car park with plenty of spaces right outside the club, uses a downstirs room, and plenty of space around the tables to manouver a wheelchair or mobilty scooter.

Any other places like this about?

There must be plenty of disabled folk that would like to go to clubs, but cant get about too well.