We were proud to attend the opening of a new footbridge and lifts on Friday (2 September), improving accessibility for passengers at East Grinstead station.
As well as the completion of the £4.5m project, funded by the Government’s Access for All scheme, a plaque was unveiled in memory of campaigner Eric Mackie MBE, who set up the East Grinstead Access Group and dedicated his life to improving access for people with mobility issues in his home town.
Eric was for many years a loyal member of our swimming club and used his knowledge and connections to encourage local organisations to support us.
The photo shows Anne Mackie and MP Mims Davies officially opening the new lift.
Eric as we remember him.