Persistence pays off for Eden resident

Eden resident Ingrid Grigors inspects the new section of footpath in Imlay Street.Source: supplied

Eden resident Ingrid Grigors inspects the new section of footpath in Imlay Street.Source: supplied

Over two years of council lobbying has paid off for Eden resident Ingrid Grigors, with Bega Valley Shire Council replacing a previously inaccessible section of footpath in Imlay Street.

Ms Grigors says the recent improvements to the footpath have changed her life, allowing her and others with mobility issues to complete day-to-day tasks without the danger of having to deviate onto the busy main street.

She hopes to see further safety measures implemented on Imlay Street in the near future, and has a simple message for those with unresolved access issues.

“This new section of footpath has made me more independent, as I can now go up to the shops,” Ms Grigors said.

“In the near future, I would like to see a ‘Stop’ sign at this busy intersection to slow the traffic down.

“Don’t give up if you have an unresolved access issue.”

Ms Grigors encourages anyone with unresolved access issues to write to the Community Services Manager at Bega Valley Shire Council, and to keep persisting with their request.

If you need support in resolving your issue, call Elle Millsteed at Multicultural Disability Advocacy, Bega on 6492 020 or email bega@mdaa.org.au.

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