Handrail to beach please

LETTER

I have asked Gisborne District Council to put a handrail down the steps that access the beach at Waikanae, as the elderly and physically handicapped people need handrails to negotiate steps and stairs. This would enable such people to get to the beach unaided.

I have been told by council staff “they don’t have to, as the steps are only a metre high”.

So I ask folk to press the council to please put in a handrail as soon as possible while we still have reasonable beach weather.

Joan Kaa

Footnote: The council says it has contacted the customer and staff are looking at options for installing a handrail.

I have asked Gisborne District Council to put a handrail down the steps that access the beach at Waikanae, as the elderly and physically handicapped people need handrails to negotiate steps and stairs. This would enable such people to get to the beach unaided.

I have been told by council staff “they don’t have to, as the steps are only a metre high”.

So I ask folk to press the council to please put in a handrail as soon as possible while we still have reasonable beach weather.

Joan Kaa

Footnote: The council says it has contacted the customer and staff are looking at options for installing a handrail.

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