Leas lift thrown lifeline by KCC

Contributed by editor on Oct 29, 2004 - 10:06 AM


The future of the original Leas step lift car looks brighter after KCC allocated £1300 to protect the lift car from the weather.

O­n 6 October Shepway Parks and Recreation Manager Chris McCreedy wrote to Robert Mouland the man who brought back to Folkestone in July 2004, saying he would arrange for the carriage to be sheeted over within the next two weeks.

However the cover was inadequate and during the recent storms, the thin plastic cover shredded and the lift was exposed to the elements.
Mr Mouland, with the help of KCC Cabinet member Cllr Roland Tolputt has now succeeded in obtaining a grant to enable the lift car to be covered until renovation work can begin.

Cllr Tolputt wrote to Mr Mouland saying: “The funds should very shortly be in SDC’s bank account, so there is no excuse for not providing a proper water cover for the step lift�.

He added that Shepway Council had confirmed that the money would o­nly be used for the purpose stated.

No progress has yet been made by Shepway Council to allow Mr Mouland access to the lift car for which he was instrumental in returning to Folkestone.

Lift man barred [1]
Lift home for Bob [2]