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Wheelchair swing to be built in Swansea children’s park

A swing specifically designed for children who use wheelchairs is to be installed at Victoria Park in Swansea.

It will allow children to play on the swing without leaving their wheelchairs and will be the first of its kind in a public park in Swansea.

Swansea Council is installing the specialist equipment but is looking for a sponsor to help cover the cost.

Following an extensive consultation with parents, the park was chosen because it is flat, central to most areas of the city and it has nearby parking and support services.

Quentin Hawkins, Chairman of Swansea Play Access Group, said it would be a great facility for children with disabilities.

He said: “I have been campaigning for many years for opportunities for play for disabled and special needs children.

“So often, and so sadly, their lives and the lives of their families are impoverished because their limitations prevent them taking part in normal childhood activities. So I am delighted to see the provision of a wheelchair swing and additional inclusive equipment at Victoria Park.”

The swing is accessed via a radar key controlled gate and has straps for securing a wheelchair within a contained compartment.

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