ABINGDON'S information centre is on the move to make it more accessible for people with disabilities.

For the last year it has been in the first floor of the town's County Hall Museum but this means it is hard to reach for anyone who has difficulty with stairs.

Abingdon Town Council leader Samantha Bowring, said: “A climb of 39 steps to reach the local and tourist information point is not possible for everyone so council was keen to move this service to a more accessible place as soon as possible.

"We didn’t want to wait until after the busy summer when there are lots of visitors to Abingdon."

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She said it would be temporarily based in the ground floor of the town council’s Roysse Court offices in the Guildhall.

Ms Bowring continued: "This has the added bonus of doubling up as a ground floor reception for anyone visiting the town council offices.

"Over the next few months the town council will be looking at its services to consider how we improve access for people with a variety of needs and will create a long-term home for the information point which takes account of all the best practices for accessibility.”

The same staff will transfer over to the new location and will continue to provide the same range of information for residents and visitors.

It will reopen tomorrow and will be staffed Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm.