20131003- Angus Access Panel Award 002
20131003- Angus Access Panel Award.
Pictured left to right by the Montrose Sports Centre entrance Provost Helen Oswald, Angus Access Panel chairwoman Agnes Mackay, Dave Smith senior architect for Angus Council and Marian Shepherd Angus Access Panel volunteer.
This year the Angus Access Panel's Rod McFarlane Award has been presented to Montrose Sports Centre.
The building has recently been given a makeover with a major extension more than doubling the original area to provide new facilities including a replacement for the old Montrose Swimming Pool.
the judges were very pleased with the building which has been designed to ensure total inclusion for all.
The award was presented by the Provost Helen Oswald at a short ceremony at the Centre on Thursday.
Each year the Award is presented to buildings or facilities in Angus which demonstrate the best examples of positive efforts being made to encourage the inclusion of disabled people. There were five buildings nominated this year.
The Rod McFarlane Award is named after Rod McFarlane who died in 1994 and was a campaigner for disabled people through his work as a regional councillor, chairman of Forfar and District Access for Disabled Trust and the first chairman of Angus Access Panel.
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