Nene Park Trust has confirmed that that two all-terrain wheelchairs will be available to help visitors with access needs explore Ferry Meadows in the New Year.
Ferry Meadows, Orton Meadows, Orton Mere, Woodston Reach, Thorpe Meadows and The Rural Estate together form Nene Park and now, thanks to what it describes as a generous and thoughtful donation, can offer two of the chairs to visitors.
Specifically given for the purpose of improving the visitor experience of those with access needs at Ferry Meadows, Nene Park Trust placed an order from The Mountain Trike Company.
The trust says visitors will be able to choose either The Mountain Trike or The MT Push based on their needs.
Susan Evans, access development officer at Nene Park Trust, said: “We are absolutely delighted that we are going to be able to offer this service at Ferry Meadows and hopefully open up this well-loved Park to people who may not have been able to visit before, as well as helping existing visitors explore further and in more comfort. We know how much access to quality green space matters to the health and wellbeing of everyone, so to be able to provide equipment to help people with mobility impairment explore the Park is really exciting.”
While Tim Morgan, CEO and founder of the Mountain Trike Company, added: “We are thrilled that Nene Park Trust have chosen our all-terrain wheelchairs for visitors with limited mobility to access all areas of Ferry Meadows. With accessible changing room facilities already in place, the addition of the Mountain Trike and MT Push will enhance the visitor experience and I am sure visitors of all abilities will keep returning to discover all that Nene Park has to offer.”
The all-terrain wheelchairs will be provided at Ferry Meadows alongside the mobility scooter loan service the Park already offers.
The service is made possible through continued donations from users and supporters, alongside other fundraising efforts.
Recently, National Trust made Mountain Trikes available at its Cliveden property.
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