Work starts on accessible seafront toilet

3:36pm - 11 May 2022

A new accessible toilet facility is coming to Weston-super-Mare to provide relief for residents and visitors with limited mobility, disabilities or specific care needs.

Installation started last week on the new Changing Places toilet, at the Tropicana on the seafront.

Changes Places toilets are fitted with hoists, privacy screens, adult-sized changing benches, peninsula toilets and have space for carers.

They provide safety and comfort, giving people the opportunity to get out and about and enjoy their day-to-day activities, which many of us take for granted.

The new space has been made possible thanks to £120,000 in government funding we received.

We’ll also be using the money to install a second Changing Places toilet facility at the Lake Grounds in Portishead by the end of the next financial year (March 2024).

There are more than 250,000 severely disabled people across the UK who do not have access to public toilet facilities which meet their needs.

Accessible toilets provide an essential public service, allowing those with accessibility requirements to enjoy places and days out without worrying.

We’re committed to making North Somerset a fairer place for everyone to live so we’ll continue to seek out more funding opportunities to provide more of these facilities.

There is already a Changing Places facility in Weston, at the Town Hall, in Walliscote Grove Road.