Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Agenda Item 7 (d)


Subject:                    Black Rock Disabled Access

                                    Notice of Motion from the Conservative Group


Date of meeting:    16 June 2022


Proposer:                 Councillor Dee Simson

Seconder:                Councillor Samer Bagaeen


Ward(s) affected:   All



This Committee:


1.       Pays tribute to Stuart Strong who retired as Manager of Volk's Railway on Friday 18th March 2022 after 29 years of service; and to the tireless work of Volk’s Electric Railway Association volunteers and supporters;


2.       Recognises recent work to Madeira Drive; ongoing work at the Aquarium Terraces and Black Rock; and proposals for works to the Undercliff Walk;


3.       Notes that the following Conservative Group Amendment to the Council’s 2021 Budget received cross-party support:


“Provide £0.100m capital investment to support towards the purchase of a disabled access carriage for the Volk’s Railway. To be match funded from grant applications and alternative funding streams.”




4.       Calls for an Officer Report detailing options for grant applications with a view to expediting the matter.


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