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New toilets opened at last
8:00am Thursday 19th July 2012 in News
NEW toilets have opened in Brentwood High Street after years of campaigning.
The new disabled facility was officially opened last week by Ann Coe, Brentwood mayor.
The Changing Places toilet is specially designed to meet the needs of all people with a disability and their carers.
Councillor Mike Le-Surf said the campaign started five years ago after he met members of disability charity Frontline.
He said: “It has been a long campaign and has involved many people working together for the benefit of our most vulnerable citizens.
“Changing Places are vital if everyone is to be welcome in our town and enjoy Brentwood life. Brentwood just became a little bit more inclusive.”
Louise McKinlay, council leader, said: “It’s a reflection of the good work of community groups that they came to us with this idea to install this great facility.”
The facility has a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, adequate space in the changing area for a disabled person and carers, a centrally placed toilet with room either side for the carers, a screen or curtain to allow the disabled person and carer some privacy, wide tear off paper roll to cover the bench, a large waste bin for disposable pads and a non-slip floor.