New Blaby village toilets open

The new toilets for Blaby village opened on Wednesday 20 September. The modern, modular toilet facility at Johns Court car park features rustic, red brick cladding, steel doors and an environmentally friendly ‘sedum’ roof.

It includes a highly specialised Changing Places unit able to accommodate the needs of severely disabled children and adults who need extra space and assistance when using the toilet or requiring personal care. The Changing Places unit will feature a movable hoist, large, height-adjustable changing bed, privacy screen and a height-adjustable washbasin.

The Changing Places unit will only be accessible to users who genuinely need it. Carers will need to call a dedicated telephone number to obtain a PIN code. This keeps the Changing Places toilet in a good condition for those who genuinely need to use the specialist facilities.

There will also be a separate, unisex, accessible toilet with washbasin, baby changing table and contactless entry with a nominal fee of 20p to deter misuse.

An extra disabled parking bay next to the block has been created to ensure ease of access.