To: The Editor
This may surprise you getting a letter from England, but it may make interesting reading to you and maybe some of your readers.
My lady partner and I have just returned from our annual vacation to the U.S.A. We were in Clearwater for the Memorial weekend and the next four days.
I suffer with C.O..P.D. which means I have to use a mobility scooter to get around on. I pre-booked one in Clearwater before we left the U.K. that turned out to be a complete waste of time and money. Why? Because there were no sidewalks where upon I could use it!!
Councilmember George Cretekos was very correct in what he wrote in your newspaper. We were staying at the Quality Hotel on the beach and I could only go 200 hundred yards each way out of the hotel before I came to a full stop before being confronted by gaping holes or no way off the sidewalk. The only way we could get around to Pier 60 or the marina or any other place was by taxi. Fortunately a driver, named Dave who drove a yellow cab, helped us all of the six days we were there which obviously added to our costs.
The following needs to be put to Clearwater council members:
And, as for the posts and palm trees, George Cretekos is quite correct in what he says. I probably will not know the outcome of this letter to your newspaper but I felt it might help disabled people in the future.
Bryan Gibson, Yorkshire, England
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