Last year, Weymouth and Portland’s management committee agreed funding for improved toilet facilities in central Weymouth. These facilities will be a conversion of the ground floor area of the existing Beach Office. To maximise the amount of available space, works will also include an extension to the Beach Office at first floor level. They will also include a small extension to the northern end of the building. This will provide a lettable unit. This project has now reached the planning application stage.
What will be available?
Changing Places toilet [A specially adapted toilet for people including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy] 1
Accessible toilets 3
Family room 1
Parenting room 1
Unisex toilets 20
Toilet cubicles 22
How will it be delivered?
The new Dorset Council will be responsible for delivering the facility. The new Weymouth Town Council will then take on the management once it has been built. We are aiming to begin work in October 2019. We hope to complete works in spring 2020. The work is being carried out over the off-season. This will minimise disruption to residents and visitors during the summer season.
Weymouth and Portland Borough Councillors considered charging for use of the toilets as an option following a survey of users. The new Town Councillors will have the opportunity to decide upon this matter.