Cathedral is getting better ramp access

Work being carried out at the Cathedral entrance to install a new ramp for wheelchair access.
Work being carried out at the Cathedral entrance to install a new ramp for wheelchair access.
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WORK to improve wheelchair access to St Edmundsbury Cathedral is well under way.

The £65,000 project to create permanent ramp access should finish in early March and replaces a temporary ramp for people unable to negotiate the two steps inside the main door.

The work by Valiants has been funded by several donors including Suffolk County Council and Havebury Housing Partnership.

While work goes on, temporary access to the cathedral, including disabled, is via the south door behind the Norman Tower. For the shop and Cathedral Centre, including the Refectory, access is by Angel Hill only.

Cathedral spokeswoman Sarah Friswell said: “Although there will be some short term inconvenience, this is a very positive development. By March, after many years of negotiation, the cathedral will be able to offer access to all.”