Decision details

Installation of three new Changing Places Toilets

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve an addition to the Capital Programme to Fund the installation of 3 new changing places toilets


1)    That the Government Grant of £150,000 to support the installation of three new changing places toilets be accepted; and


2)    An addition of £150,000 to the Capital Programme, funded from the Government Grant, be approved.


Reasons for the decision:

Changing Places toilets are larger and more accessible for people who cannot use standard accessible toilets, with equipment such as hoists, curtains, adult sized changing benches, and space for carers. Increasing the provision of these toilets is part of a £30m national government disability strategy to allow more physically impaired individuals to undertake more recreational activities with dignity, confidence, and freedom).

Alternative options considered:

The councils could decide not to accept all or part of the grant and not provide these enhanced facilities. This would though prevent the Council from improving the quality of lives for all of its residents and up to 1 million people in the country who rely on such facilities in order to enjoy the same opportunities as everyone else.

Reason Key: Incurring expenditure above £75,000 threshold in respect of revenue/£180,000 in respect of capital;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Portfolio Holder

Contact: Adrian Sibley - Deputy Chief Executive for Delivery - Email:

Report author: Andrea Tait

Publication date: 22/07/2022

Date of decision: 19/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/07/2022

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