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New Changing Places toilets now open in Beeston

Broxtowe Borough Council has undertaken the work to deliver on the promise made to residents to replace the former public toilets which had to be demolished as part of the redevelopment of Beeston Square.

The toilets are now complete, open and free of charge to the public and include the following facilities:

  • 1 Male toilet
  • 1 Female toilet
  • 1 Disabled Access toilet
  • 1 Changing Places Toilet

The male and female toilets have the following opening hours:

  • 8:00 am 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday and Saturdays
  • 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Fridays

The disabled access toilet is accessible 24 hours a day with a radar key.

Access to the Changing Places Toilet will be restricted to a membership scheme. Broxtowe residents who are interested in finding out more about the facility and how to apply for a key fob on the Council’s website at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/publicconveniences  or visit the Council Offices in Beeston during opening hours.

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Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Asset Management, Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE says, ‘We’re delighted to announce that these new toilet facilities are now open to the public. These facilities are a huge improvement on the toilets that were there before, and we’re happy to have delivered on our promise to our residents. It’s really important that we provide facilities for people with different access needs, and we will be looking at how we can improve these further as we explore options to increase the accessibility of these facilities.’

A Changing Places Toilet is a facility with extra space and equipment and is designed for people with complex disabilities who require one or two assistants with them.

Facilities include:

  • Toilet with access to both sides for assistants
  • Ceiling Track Hoist with 200kg weight limit (Slings not provided)
  • Height-adjustable changing table
  • Height adjustable wash basin
  • Privacy Screen

As part of the Council’s Climate Change and Green Futures programme, the toilets have also been built with a living green roof providing a habitat for bees and other pollinators. The green roof will also absorb water and reduce surface water runoff and the toilets are heated, using an energy-efficient air source heat pump.

 

FAQs

Will the disabled toilet have things for people who have a colostomy?

We will explore options to add this.

Is there signage for people who have use of a stoma?

We will explore options to add this.

Is the toilet locked or unlocked – use of radar key?

The male/ female toilets are unlocked/ accessible to anyone during opening hours. The Disabled toilet is accessible with a radar key. The changing places toilet is accessible with a key fob.

Is there a facility for baby/nappy changing?

There is no baby change facilities available at these toilets, however there are baby changing facilities at the Council Offices available during office opening hours.

Are they going to be monitored and cleaned?

The toilets will monitored and cleaned multiple times each day.

Will they be free or PAYG

All toilets are free.

Can I park my bike outside it without it being nicked ?

Bike parking is available outside the toilets at users own risk.

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