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New disabled facilities could be built on Clacton seafront
5:00pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
TENDRING Council is looking to build new disabled facilities on Clacton seafront.
The new state-of-the-art changing room and toilets would include specialist equipment including hoists and height adjustable benches.
Essex County Council has offered to stump up the cash for the scheme, which is expected to cost tens of thousands of pounds.
The district council is now exploring the idea and a report is being prepared with possible locations and designs.
One location under consideration is an existing deck chair station along the Lower Promenade between Martello Tower and Clacton Pier which could be totally refurbished to house the facilities.
Cabinet spokesman Nick Turner said: “We thank Essex County Council for the offer of the money and we now need to look into exactly how and where we can provide this excellent new facility.
“A site near to the Martello car park would make good sense as there is disabled parking and disabled access to the promenade already in place.
“It would show people that we are a 21st century resort offering good facilities for everybody to enjoy their day out.”
The idea has come from the Changing Places Consortium which has launched a campaign to see similar facilities installed across the country.