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Council bosses to decide on new disabled facilities
2:00pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
TWO new disabled changing rooms on Clacton and Walton seafront could boost visitor numbers, it is claimed.
Tendring Council wants to build the facilities as part of its Changing Place project.
Each facility will cost £80,000 and will be funded by an Essex County Council grant.
The changing rooms are intended for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities as well as other serious impairments such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis or a brain injury.
Tendring Council said the provision of the toilets in tourist areas will widen the scope of facilities services available for the disabled and regenerate the appearance of existing council buildings.
It is also anticipated that it will help to increase visitor numbers to the district.
The toilets will include height adjustable benches, a tracking hoist, space for a disabled person and two carers, a centrally placed toilet, screen and non-slip floor.
A decision the plans will be made by the council’s cabinet at a meeting on Friday.