Do we offer equal opportunities?

It was painful to witness the distress of the grandfather, anxious to look after his disabled grandchild, who had to appeal to the Court of Human Rights, to challenge the Conservative’s ‘bedroom tax’ and remain in his specially-converted house.

His challenge was successful, but we are told the Conservatives intend to appeal the verdict.

Kindness is a quality we all value.

Is it kind of MPs earning £74,000 plus expenses to bring in this tax?

Better by far to ensure we build more social housing and end this iniquitous tax.

Painful also to witness the distress of the disabled man who had travelled with his wife on a coach where the toilet was out of action and arrived in a town desperate to find a disabled toilet.

He found it difficult to find one.

Fortunately, in our town, we do have disabled toilets including ones in Devonshire Square and at the De La Warr Pavilion, which the new signboards, recently erected in the town, ensure people can find.

Clearly, when the council gives thought to the needs of residents and tourists alike, it can get it right.

One wonders if disabled residents and tourists would like to share with us their experiences of our town.

Are we indeed a town which offers equal opportunities?

Carole Woodland

Cooden Drive


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