A call for proper beach access at Portobello

  • 30 April 2011, 3.03PM

There are no beach access or sea access pathways across the sand at Portobello beach for residents and visitors with wheelchairs, mobility difficulties or heavy prams. Residents and visitors have been calling for improvements to the prom for years…

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Support for the Debra charity shop for EB children

  • 30 April 2011, 10.10AM

DebRA is the national charity working on behalf of people in the UK with the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a very rare condition in which the skin and internal body linings blister at the slightest knock or rub. Deb…

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Wheelchair access and where to eat on The Meadows

  • 30 April 2011, 10.10AM

This week I investigated the progress of wheelchair access improvements on pathways and into shops and cafes around the Meadows. Many crossings now feature lowered pavement edges, but not all do, so its important to be able to select an appropriat…

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Piershill to Portobello by mobility scooter

  • 28 April 2011, 7.07PM

After an interesting Innertube map meeting at Piershill library it was time to go home. I found that the taxi numbers were busy. The library was cIosing and didn’t much fancy sitting in the cold air twiddling my freezing thumbs, so I considered ma…

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