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Wheelchair User Was Unable To Leave Oxford College Meadow

Monday 29 April 2019


From UK newspaper Oxford Mail:


Colin Ridler
Colin Ridler has raised access issues with Christ Church
(Picture: Oxford Mail)

Wheelchair user was unable to leave Oxford college meadow

By Andrew Ffrench
Business reporter covering Didcot and Wallingford
28th April, 2019
©Copyright 2001-2019.

A WHEELCHAIR user is urging an Oxford college to make Christ Church Meadow more accessible.

Colin Ridler, got stuck in the meadow when he was unable to get through a turnstile gate, or a padlocked gate next to it, to get onto Rose Lane.

Mr Ridler, 66, who works in publishing, is now urging the Oxford University college to ensure that wheelchair users can access the meadow properly, and leave it via the exit which leads to the High Street.

Christ Church, which is reviewing the access issue, is keen to ensure cyclists don't ride their bikes on the meadow.

Father-of-one Mr Ridler, who suffers chronic fatigue syndrome, spoke out after getting into the meadow via St Aldate's and arriving at the Rose Lane gates only to find there was no way through for his wheelchair, before retracing his route.


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