A still from the video made by Athlone Access Awareness group to highlight access issues near the Clonbrusk Primary Care Centre.

VIDEO: Lack of footpath to Athlone's primary care centre highlighted

An Athlone group which creates awareness of access issues facing people with disabilities has highlighted the lack of a footpath on a section of road between between the Arcadia Retail Park and the primary care centre in Clonbrusk.

In a video posted on social media this week, John Tynan of Athlone Access Awareness accompanies a local wheelchair user on the route to illustrate the dangers posed by the absence of the footpath on a section of the busy road.

Mr Tynan also points out that lack of a kerb designed for wheelchair users to safely mount the footpath at the primary care centre when they reach it.

He said the issues showed "a lack of joined-up thinking" and that Athlone Access Awareness would be contacting Westmeath County Council in a bid to get them resolved.

You can watch the video here: