Boris opens new access to Uxbridge Sports Club

Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip visited the Uxbridge Sports Club to celebrate the opening of the new disabled access. 

Boris has supported the campaign for disabled access since his constituent Mr Manion first notified him of the issue. Boris has lobbied the council to secure the required funding for the facilities needed and was delighted to return to the club to officially open the new entrance with disabled access and to view the improvements for himself.

Last February, the Uxbridge Sports Club was applying for funding through the Chrysalis Fund for disabled access including a ramp, lift and disabled toilet. Each year £1 million is spent on Chrysalis projects across the borough providing one-off capital funding for the improvement of council-owned assets; from buying new playground equipment to resurfacing car parks. 

During the visit, Boris and Mr Manion cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening. Boris commented: "It was a great experience to be here at Uxbridge Sports Club and see the great work done to ensure that disabled access has been fully integrated into the club. I would also like to recognise the efforts of Mr Manion, a veteran and local community leader for his work to ensure everyone can enjoy the club."