North Lincolnshire landmark wins top silver award

Normanby Hall, Scunthorpe
Normanby Hall, Scunthorpe

Crowle councillor John Briggs has praised Normanby Hall Country Park in North Lincolnshire after it received a prestigious award.

It has been given a silver award from the Opening Doors Mystery Shopper project for being accessible to disabled people.

The project was set-up by North Lincolnshire Council’s Integrated Services for Disabled Children and VANL (Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire) to give young people aged between 14 and 25 a voice. It gives them an opportunity to say how they find accessing services and buildings in North Lincolnshire.

The project looks at the accessibility, facilities and staff awareness for people that have disabilities and how they are able to access the services.

Cabinet member for asset management, culture and housing, Coun Briggs, said: “Normanby Hall is a wonderful venue and we want to ensure that everyone can access all areas. Therefore we will do all we can to provide accessible facilities and services for disabled people.

“Moving forward we will continue to make Normanby Hall Country Park as accessible as possible for as many people as possible. We are planning to carry out consultations over the coming year to find out what our users would like to see in the Park, and how we can enhance disabled peoples’ visits.”