Disabled visitors to Preston city centre and their families will be able to make use of a new dedicated toilet.Advertisement
Preston City Council has agreed to take on the upkeep of a Changing Places facility at the Chapel Yard car park.
Councillors approved plans for the toilet which will cost in the region of £96,000.
Larger than your average toilet block at 5.8 metres by 3.9 metres it is set up for those with disabilities.
It will cost the city council £4,500 a year to upkeep, but Lancashire County Council will pick up the building costs.
Chapel Yard is located between Fleet Street and Friargate and is only for blue badge holders.
Councillors made the decision to give the go ahead for the toilet stating: “The provision of this facility will meet the needs of the profoundly disabled who are unable to use standard disabled toilets.
“As the City Council currently provides a number of toilet facilities across the City then the County Council would look to the City Council to undertake the on-going maintenance of this new provision.”
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