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Disabled Platform @ Kingcombe – Complete.

Disabled Platform @ Kingcombe – Complete.
News Item entered 20 April 2010 at 17:38 by Steve Sudworth

Your committee are pleased to announce that the Disabled and infirm anglers platform at Kingcombe Lodge Lake is now complete and ready to use.
The platform has been been put in place through the collaboration of DDAS and the British Disabled Angling Association..BDAA president, Mr Terry Moseley and very kindly funded by the Environment Agency Fisheries team at Rivers House in Blandford, especially Mr Jim Allan.
The parking bay, access gate, pathway, handrail and safety rail along the waters edge were the first things to be put in place by our expert craftsman and groundworks man, Terry Gladwish of Gladwish Groundworks & Construction Ltd, Weymouth..with materials and plant supplied by Travis Perkins, Weymouth.

The final element of the task was the platform itself…it has been constructed using re-cycled plastic by Fletcher Contracting Ltd in Yorkshire and to the exact specifications required by the BDAA for that size of platform.
The canadian pond weed was dealt with by cutting and removing it by John ..Riverworks..Aplin and his team.
All in all, a fantastic job done by all involved, if I do say so myself. I like it when a plan comes together.
The attached photos show the work still in progress but I can assure you that it is all now complete….The next step is try to get our accreditation from the BDAA, fingers crossed.
Once this is done we intend to have an official opening, sometime in Mid May, prior to our new club year so we can advertise it in the press and maybe…on the local evening TV and radio…keep your ears to the ground and your eyes peeled.
Thank you again to all those who contributed to this EXCELLENT addition to our, no…YOUR club portfolio.

Able bodied members are allowed to use the platform but are asked to give it up if an infirm or disabled person wishes to use it. Enjoy.

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