10 Dec Brentwood Centre scores hat-trick
The third Changing Places toilet at the Brentwood Centre has been installed in the new swimming village and has become the 900th Changing Places to be registered as the 900th Changing Places toilet in the UK.http://www.changing-places.org/
The Brentwood Centre is the first leisure complex in the UK to have three registered Changing Places toilets as part of their inclusive mission to become the most diverse and accessible leisure centre in the UK.
The new facility is within the brand new changing village and is an impressive addition to the centre’s accessible environment.
Last month the Brentwood Centre hosted the official opening of the new accessible changing village in the swimming pool area at the Aquafest16 inclusive event where the deputy Mayor of Brentwood, Cllr. Will Russell, had a look at the facility.
Councillor Will Russell, said: “The new changing facilities at the Brentwood Leisure Trust have provided much improved accessibility and greater use of space and light. It is now a far more welcoming environment. Praise must be given to the dedicated team that tirelessly endeavour to provide all inclusive sports and leisure facilities. The variety of activities included in Aquafest, which range from Scuba to Zumba, are a testament to their efforts.”
Brentwood Centre CEO, Roger Davinson said: “After 30 years the Brentwood Centre Swimming Pool Changing Rooms have been refurbished with funding help from Sport England and Essex County Council’s “Short Breaks” scheme. We are delighted to have been able to add a new Changing Places toilet into the area which is the third Changing Places at the Brentwood Centre.”
Centre manager, Nicky Smith added: “Along with energy saving initiatives, the new changing village is fully inclusive providing ample changing for individuals, families, members who use wheelchairs and those needing assistance. This development has come soon after Brentwood Leisure Trust launched its Inclusive Pledge, to make the Brentwood Centre accessible and adaptive for all users”.
Aveso, Official Changing Places sponsor said: “We are delighted to have been involved with Brentwood leisure centre and the installation of their Changing Places project. We commend any business looking to install a Changing Places toilet but to install three shows their true commitment to the campaign and the users that so desperately need these facilities.”