The project featured throughout the county on both BBC South East Today and BBC Radio Kent on 20 and 21 April 2023.
Read a summary of the broadcast here - 'Woman helping disabled people to explore nature.'
Overcoming barriers to nature
The reports focused on Wild with Wheels Founder Gini Mitchell's campaign to install a gate to the Warren in Folkestone for people needing wheeled assistance for mobility.
People are now able to use a Radar key to open and pass through the gate. A national key scheme introduced in 1981 allowed disabled people access to locked accessible toilets for the first time. Find out more about Radar keys here.
Once through the gate, Wheelers heard from Mike, of Network Rail, and Ranger Nathan from the Dover section of the White Cliffs Country organisation. We learnt about landslips forming this Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSi) and how climate change may impact its future.
Find out about the Great Fall and other landslips at the Warren - some of them fatal
As Gini noted in her interview - "If you can remove those barriers and get through the gates, down the steps and over the stiles, then you can have as much enjoyment in the countryside as a non-disabled person.”
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📸 Image Credits Gini Mitchell and Cllr Jackie Meade
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