A petition has been launched to improve accessibility at Brookmans Park station after claims it “only caters to able-bodied individuals”.
The campaign, currently signed by more than 400 people, has been launched by UK Cypriot Eleftherios ‘Lefty’ Panayiotou, who is determined to “make Brookmans Park a place where everyone feels welcome”.
“The current state of access to the Brookmans Park station platform is not inclusive, as it only caters to able-bodied individuals,” said Lefty.
“This situation leaves out a significant portion of our community, including parents with prams, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
“According to the Office for National Statistics, 20 per cent of UK’s population has some form of disability, and there are countless parents with young children and elderly individuals who also face mobility challenges.
“By not providing suitable access for these groups at our local station, we are failing them as a community.
“We call upon the relevant authorities in Brookmans Park to make necessary modifications that will ensure everyone can use the station platform safely and conveniently.
“These improvements could include installing ramps or lifts and making sure pathways are wide enough for wheelchairs and prams.
“Let’s make Brookmans Park a place where everyone feels welcome and included regardless of their physical abilities or circumstances.”
To sign the petition, visit www.change.org/p/improve-accessibility-to-brookmans-park-station-platform-for-all.