New Changing Places Toilet

If you have passed through the Castle Grounds in the past few weeks, you would have noticed a lot of building going on.

The building was part of a huge project to refurbish the public toilets.  The project which has now been completed includes the town's first ever 'Changing Places' facility for children and adults with disabilities.

The toilets offer a wash and dry toilet with a height adjustable changing bench a hoist which moves across the room, baby changing tables and coded door access which will allow for longer year-round opening hours.

The site also includes a water station so that residents can refill their water bottles without having to enter the toilets.

These new facilities will not only benefit those with disabilities but the new modern site represents the significant investment the local authority are putting into regenerating the town centre.

The design of the new individual cubicles which can be remotely activated will allow the toilets to be accessed throughout the year, not just in the summer tourist season.

The toilets remain free to use and I hope the new facility will mean even more people will have the confidence to come into our town centre and park.