Tree Fu Tom Winners announced…and some LWAT news

Oh, it’s all going on around here. After a heady night of playing Carcassonne and eating crisps, I’m bringing you some exciting news…remember a while back, I blogged on TfL’s campaign that seemed to pit wheelchair users against buggies? Well, TfL have agreed to talk to me about accessibility issues, the thinking behind the campaign and what the future of the network looks like. I’ll admit right now that I haven’t exactly figured out how we’re going to do the interview – I’m toying with the idea of a live webchat – but I want some input from YOU! LWAT readers! If you’ve ever struggled with a buggy on the tube or been faced with an unexpected flight of stairs, I want to hear from you. Wheelchair users and buggy users – your questions are all important. Naturally, I have some of my own but can’t wait to hear what you all think. Use the contact form at the bottom of the page, or sling an e-mail to kate@londonwithatoddler.com with anything you’d like to ask.

Meanwhile, I’m guessing you might want to find out who won those Tree Fu Tom tickets and DVDs, hey? Well, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we have two winners – one for White City and one for Stratford. Drum roll please….

For Westfield White City (20th Feb), it’s…..Raimonda Kemezaite!
For Westfield Stratford (21st Feb) it’s…..Xanthe Gazard!

Congratulations ladies, please send me your details and I’ll get the DVDs out to you. Wristbands will be waiting for you at the performance of your choice (see website for more details)

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4 Responses to Tree Fu Tom Winners announced…and some LWAT news

  1. Erin says:

    My biggest issue is the kew gardens station! (I’m sure there are similarly stations but I don’t explore with buggy for this exact reason!) it claims to be wheelchair (and therefor buggy) accessible from street to train, and I guess it is, as long as your approaching it from the right side! If you want to get to the other platform, then it’s two sets of stairs for the underpass or overpass…
    Oh and don’t get me started on my hate for the South Kensington station with a buggy….

    • katese11 says:

      That’s really interesting – I’ve never been to Kew so I’d assume if it said step-free then it would be…I can imagine how annoying it’d be to get there and find otherwise!

      We went to South Ken yesterday but got the bus. And didn’t take a buggy. Just didn’t need that kind of stress in my life!!

      • Erin says:

        Don’t get me wrong Kew Gardens are fabulous, and the station is only a five min walk from the main entrance. But when I know that my toddler will be fast asleep in the buggy by the time we get to the station to go home, it discourages me every time (we live richmond way however… So for most people coming from Central London, it’s more the arriving that’s the problem) There *is* a way around, if you don’t mind taking a 20 min walk along the road…. My biggest issue is just how it is advertised!

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