It is wonderful news that High Brooms station is at long last getting an upgrade that will hopefully provide much better access for all rail passengers.
Comfortable waiting rooms with toilets on both platforms would be the next step, as would more direct bus connections between Southborough, High Brooms station and Knights Wood, and electric vehicle charging points in the car park.
It is however very sad to see that Shopmobility could close in the RVP, despite all the sterling work done by Chris Jeffery and many local volunteers through organisations such as Mending the Gap. Let us hope that a reprieve can be agreed to keep this vital service open.
We must likewise ensure that all new buildings across the borough such as the Amelia Scott are fully accessible for all residents right from their first day of opening to the public.