Just when you are losing faith with society small things brighten your day. My battle with Wymondham Town Council has been well documented and I have asked for support from the community on a facebook page in creating our own Wymondham and District Disability Access Action Group and have had an overwhelming response with several people volunteering themselves to help. I have no prior experience of setting up such a community action group so will be speaking to the Dereham and District Group and Equal Lives charity for their support and direction. Overjoyed with the response and now nervous about the next steps we take from here as we campaign for accessible towns, parks and villages in the 21st Century.
Today we went to Banham Zoo with grandparents on the in laws side, we had a lovely day and as a zoo this was fully accessible for me and my mobility scooter, even their disabled toilets had room to turn the scooter around in and the layout of the shop allowed for manouverability and being able to look around. I know it was slightly of peak season but very happy. Also faced my fears with butterflies and birds of prey
No trip to Banham would be complete without a visit to see Nick Ray, the landlord of the Banham Garden House. Nick is a good friend who has known me for years, and was a real support, pick me up and tonic (usually with Vodka added) after my car accident. I will always have a space in my Heart for him as he was there for me in some of my darkest times. He helped me immensely and I look forward to many more enjoyable visits to his venture and wish him all the success in the world.
Finally when picking up tea this evening I was pleasantly surprised twice, firstly by one person who was already in the takeaway who got up and opened the door for me (I was using the trip as my walking exercise for the day). Secondly once the order was complete the person working at the takeaway walked my order over to my car with me. Top marks for going that extra mile Ali Baba’s