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Access Award Accolade

The Accessible Britain Challenge was launched by the Minister of State for Disabled People, Mark Harper, in September 2014. The aim of the Challenge is to motivate communities to do more to be inclusive and accessible for disabled people.

As part of the Challenge, the Minister wanted to publicly recognise communities that are making a difference and making their community more accessible and inclusive in the form of Awards.



Access Award Ceremony


We would like to thank all of the Park tenants, partner organisations and members of the Nene Park Access Forum for their involvement in helping to make the Park a wonderful and accessible place to visit.  Their contributions have helped to achieve this national recognition, but more importantly continue to make significant improvements to the accessibility of Nene Park.

However, this recognition doesn't mean the Trust will be resting on its laurels.  On the same day as the awards ceremony braille and large print guides of Ferry Meadows Country Park were launched to the general public.


The idea of the guides is to convey the beauty and range of opportunities the Park has to offer to a whole new audience. They also provide a practical navigation tool for anyone with a visual impairment.


Creating accessible guides of Ferry Meadows was suggested by access forum members and visitors, as well as recommended in our access audit.  The feedback from visually impaired Park users has been really positive and we hope they will be used by as many people as possible.


The guides were produced in conjunction with the RNIB and are available for free loan through the Visitor Centre or by contacting Nene Park Trust.


For more information on the accessible guides or any other aspect of visitor access, please contact Nene Park Trust on 01733 234193 or via visitor.services@neneparktrust.org.uk

In February we found out that we had been shortlisted to the final three in the Innovative Use of Buildings, Spaces and Places category. We were then asked to attend a ceremony at the House of Commons to find out who had been chosen as the best in each category.  Despite not being overall winners the team were still enormously proud to have been judged among the top access projects in the country.