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First For Access

Added on: 10th June, 2019 by O1

First For Access

Last Updated:
Thu, 19 December 2019

In 2018/19 the BID has continued its work to improve access to and within the town centre.

Following lengthy discussions between the owners of the Shopping Centre, LBB and the BID we were delighted that new public toilets were opened in the autumn located inside the shopping centre.

As part of the BID’s ambition to become the first dementia friendly high street, we worked closely with the centre to ensure the new facilities included a dementia friendly cubicle.

The provision of accessible and good quality changing facilities for all customers is a key ingredient in how welcoming a town centre is and this year we have introduced Mobiloo at our events, which is a mobile changing facility for children and adults with complex disabilities.

Dementia continues to be a focus for our access program, and we are working closely with the BDAA to provide free training for levy payers and their employees to become dementia friends and support in making premises dementia friendly.

We have worked with LBB to carry out a comprehensive signage audit which has resulted in new signage being agreed which are due to be installed in Spring 2020.

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