Funding for Changing Places Toilets is on the way in Arun

Arun is due to benefit from six additional Changing Places Toilets (CPTs) thanks to a successful bid for funding.

In July 2021 a pot of 30 million pounds was opened up by the government to enable local councils to improve their provision of accessible facilities in their area.

We submitted a bid for funding and have secured £227,000 to contribute towards providing six Changing Places Toilets in the district.

CPTs will be provided at the Regis Centre, Bognor Regis and at the seafront near the Coastguard Tower in Littlehampton. One will be installed at Hotham Park in Bognor Regis and in partnership with Arundel Town Council, a CPT will be located in Arundel Crown Yard car park.

Two additional CPTs are due to be delivered, using this funding, by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (Arundel Wetland Centre) and Rustington Parish Council.

We know that CPTs are life-enhancing for those who need larger, more accessible public toilets. Locating CPTs in these key tourist locations means that more people are able to visit and enjoy the area.

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities or with physical disabilities, often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably.

These needs are met by Changing Places Toilets. CPTs enable anyone, regardless of their disability, to go to the shops, attend hospital appointments, enjoy community life, socialise and travel. All the things that most of us take for granted every day.

Cllr Shaun Gunner, Leader of the Council said:

“I am delighted that Arun has secured one of the largest amounts of funding for six new Changing Places Toilets to help level up our district. I am particularly grateful to the support of our three Members of Parliament, including Andrew Griffith, who wrote to the Minister in support of our bid. 

“These upgrades are just part of the long-needed regeneration improvements that Arun District Council are working hard to deliver and will make a real and tangible difference to people's lives.

“I’m looking forward to seeing more progress unfold in the coming months, making Arun an even better place to live, to work and to visit.”

Commenting, Andrew Griffith MP said:

“These new life-enhancing facilities, as well as other improvements that the council are delivering, will support those who want to enjoy everything Arun has to offer – supporting our local economy and improving quality of life for visitors and locals alike."

You can find out more about Changing Places Toilets, including where to find them here:

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