November 2018- Monthly Update
This month we said a sad farewell to Marion who has been the Changing Places Development Officer since February. We have a new Officer due to start in the New Year and look forward to introducing them to everyone!
Big news this month was the confirmation that our co-chairs, Muscular Dystrophy UK, will be working with the Department for Transport to allocate £2 million of funding to install Changing Places toilets at motoway service stations. We hope to announce details of the application process by April 2019.
We have also been meeting with representatives at the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government and held a joint APPG between Disability Rights UK and Trailblazers.
Sadly, the second reading of Paula Sherriff's Changing Places Bill has been delayed until the 25th January. We hope that many MP's will show their support and help push forward these much needed changes to legislation.
There are now 1,213 registered Changing Places toilets on our official map. There were 14 new registrations in November. These are listed below:
- Welcome Break Charnock (Motorway Service Station); Junction 27/28 Mill Lane, Chorley
- Festival Apollo (Public toilet block); Paighton Esplanade, Paignton
- Morden Leisure Centre (Sports / Leisure Centre); London Road, London
- International Centre for Life (College/ University); Times Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
- The Lexicon (Shopping Centre); The Avenue Car Park, Bracknell
- Les Quennevais Sports Centre (Sports / Leisure Centre); St Brelade, Jersey
- Coed Pella (Government Building); Conway Road, Colwyn Bay
- Stair Park Public Toilets (Public toilet block); London Road, Stranraer
- Glasgow Airport (Airport); Paisley
- Fife Cycle Path (Parks/ open spaces); Longview, Lochgelly
- The SSE Arena Belfast (Arena); 2 Queens Quay, Belfast
- Enderby Adult Learning Centre (Education centre); Enderby, Leicestershire
- Stadium MK (Stadium); Milton Keynes
- Gloucester Services Southbound (Motorway Service Station); M5 Junction 12 and 11a, Gloucestershire
We would like to say a big thank you, as always, to all of our campaigners!