Civic dignitaries open new path for the disabled

Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate officially opened a new path at The Higher Trap Hotel, Simonstone, enabling easier access for guests with mobility issues.

Friday, 7th October 2016, 11:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:18 pm
New path opening at the Higher Trapp

Not only did the recent Para Olympic games in Rio showcase the incredible talent, dedication and achievements of the world’s best disabled athletes, but it also highlighted the challenges those with mobility issues experience on a daily basis.Inspired by the games and to ensure all guests can enjoy all areas of the hotel, the Higher Trapp has recently built a new footpath from the main area of the hotel down to the gardens that makes access easier for those with mobility problems.“With a population that is living longer we are noticing that wedding parties are more commonly including guests from all four generations,” explained General Manager, Jamie Proctor, “Inspired by the Rio Paralympics and as an ongoing commitment to improving our guest experience for all we built the path to help our guests enjoy our wonderful gardens.”