A motion by Cllr Aoife Flynn Kennedy and Cllr Melanie Corrigan back in April 2022 called for Wicklow County council in all new Council facilities to add a Hidden disability Parking space to acknowledge, support, and make more accessible parking for individuals with a hidden disability.
At last Tuesdays Municipal district meeting they were both delighted to receive the news from the District Engineer that specifications have been sought and received from Hidden disabilities Sunflower scheme LTD, in relation to hidden disability parking spaces. Signing and lining has been ordered for three spaces to be provided in Bray at Eglington Road, Novara Avenue and Herbert road Car park.
The car park spaces will be outlined in white completely in filled, with a green road surface colouring,. A sign, provided by Hidden disabilities Sunflower stores will be adjacent to each space.
Both Councillors want to thank Bray Advocate Bernadette Nolan, for her support. Bernadette has been working for many years on awareness as well as practical solutions for people with Hidden Disabilities.
Both Councillors have also said they will continue to work as members of the Disability and Inclusion Committee in Wicklow County Council DISC and Wicklow County council to see their other previous motions are progressed, which include a space finder app being rolled out in County Wicklow, to alert anyone requiring a Disability parking space to where there is a free space, and Communication Boards in all playgrounds in the County, for children with sensory and other disabilities to be able to express themselves and communicate.