Accessible solutions sought at Glasgow leisure centre

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Local residents have expressed concern over disabled access at a leisure centre in Clydebank, near Glasgow.

According to one resident, doors close too quickly for wheelchair users to get through them. It has also been suggested that a hydrotherapy pool should be installed along with general accessibility improvements.

West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust has said it will adjust the timings on the doors to aid wheelchair users but maintained that access was adequate.

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The leisure centre already includes accessible toilets and a Changing Places facility in addition to wet wheelchair access to the leisure pool, a floor-mounted hoist for access to the training and main pools, gym equipment designed for disabled users and a loop system throughout the centre for people with hearing impairments.

A spokesman told local newspaper, The Clydebank Post: “The new Clydebank Leisure Centre has been designed to appeal to as many residents and visitors as possible, including disabled users and in line with the Equality Act 2010.

“West Dunbartonshire Leisure also offers a range of activities for disabled people at various centres throughout the area.”

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