JUST two days before the election in Gibraltar, caretaker minister for tourism Samantha Sacramento has issued a government press release detailing the work that the government has done to improve the beach facilities in Gibraltar.
The three-page document is accompanied by a very interesting colour brochure from the Gibraltar tourist authority on disabled beach access together with a number of pictures.
It is interesting to note that a huge amount of effort appears to have been made to ensure those with ambulatory difficulties are being offered the opportunity to participate in such an important area of life within Gibraltar.
Improvements include the supply of wheelchair ramps, wider steps, adapted changing rooms fitted with accessible toilets, showers with electronic adult changing beds, electrical overhead mobile hoists with tracking systems and trained accessible unit attendants.
In addition, the beach at Sandy Bay incorporating 50,000 tons of sand brought from the Sahara has been restored, additional life guard facilities will be available from Easter together with purpose built jellyfish booms to make safe swimming areas.