Council supports ‘Make Way’ Day

Council supports ‘Make Way’ Day Back row: John Kelleher, Stephen Burns, Cllr Tom Fox, Cathaoirleach Cllrr Tom MacSharry, Cllr Declan Bree, Garda Martha Carter, Bicky Matthews

National ‘Make Way’ Day is a nationwide initiative organised by the Disability Federation of Ireland to raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities

Sligo County Council Members formally agreed to support the initiative at their September meeting, and they hosted an event on Thursday at Sligo City Hall.

According to the Cathaoirleach Councillor Tom MacSharry ‘This event provides an excellent opportunity to create public awareness of the many challenges faced by people with disabilities, particularly in an urban environment. Today’s promotion will have proved effective if it encourages drivers to be more thoughtful in public spaces.  For instance, drivers parking on footpaths can often mean a person in a wheelchair cannot pass, and this is a situation we should not tolerate as a community. Initiatives such as ‘Make Way Day’ will prompt drivers in particular to be more considerate of people with disabilities.’