When I was very little I would warn my parents that I was getting angry by saying “I’ll turn green”. Quite why I used an Incredible Hulk reference is beyond me as I have always been a little scared of The Hulk, but I did!
We are patient people but I think 6 weeks is time enough to expect a reply.
Only one, Truro City Council, replied. It was not a great reply, but they did at least acknowledge our letter.
Maybe our letters to Falmouth, Camborne, Redruth, Hayle and St Ives Town Councils went astray?
Or maybe the replies just didn’t reach us?
Surely it can’t be that they ignored us?
Whatever the reason, this boy took the effort to send letters informing them that people with disabilities are currently excluded from enjoying days out in these towns, and he is still waiting for replies.
I placed a simple poll question on Twitter recently and shared it. With the nature of Twitter it was shared among people I don’t actually know.
Many were surprised at the question.
Of course they expected it! How else would they go to town or to shopping centres?
The provision of toilet facilities is clearly EXPECTED in these places by the vast majority of those who voted.
Shouldn’t people who need a hoist and changing table expect it too?
So we will be sending further copies of our letters to local town councils and I am very hopeful that they will be received this time.
My son is getting upset when he can’t go to places.
When my son is hurt, I do get angry.
I may yet turn green!