Firms rewarded for focus on disability


A TRIO of local businesses have been recognised for their efforts to assist the disabled, wheelchair users, and pushchair users.

London Road retailer White Stuff, Queens Walk café Poppins and Forest Row restaurant Roochi were the recipients of the 2015 Burrin Awards, which were presented at the Disability Access (East Grinstead Area) AGM on Monday, July 6.

The awards are presented annually and are named after Matthew Burrin, who was a former chairman of the Disability Access group and a local councillor.

The awards were presented by deputy town mayor, Councillor Bob Mainstone, who said: “White Stuff, Poppins and Roochi deserve a lot of credit for their efforts in making their premises easy for access and providing facilities for people with disabilities. Their staff are very helpful and welcoming to all customers. We look forward to seeing their Burrin award certificates proudly displayed in their premises.”

The AGM was officially opened by the chairman of Mid Sussex District Council, Councillor Peter Reed, who congratulated the group for the “excellent service” it provides. He thanked the volunteers who work “tirelessly” to help others.

A proposal was agreed that each year the East Grinstead town mayor would be appointed president of the group. This proposal was unanimously approved.

Source: East Grinstead Courier http://www.eastgrinsteadcourier.co.uk/Firms-rewarded-focus-disability/story-27456735-detail/story.html




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