Chichester ranked among the best in the country for accessibility of public toilets
Chichester was ranked fourth in the country for the accessibility of its public toilets, with more than 56% classified as accessible.
That’s according to the health and wellness testing company Check My Body Health, which analyzed the results of a survey conducted by the disability reviews website Euan’s Guide.
The survey found that more than three-quarters of people had a disappointing trip or had to change their plans at the last minute due to poor accessibility.
Check My Body Health looked at the availability of public toilets per person in each city in the UK to determine which cities are most toilet-friendly, as well as to determine what percentage is considered accessible.
“We are delighted to have been recognized for our work in providing accessible public toilets in the district,” said Tony Dignum, Chichester District Councilor.
“Across the district, we are providing 18 different public toilets, which have been open throughout the pandemic, and are cleaned and maintained regularly.
“We also have a changing toilet in our Northgate parking lot, which can be accessed by requesting a RADAR key. “
Mr Dignum said the toilets at the Northgate car park provide additional facilities to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their caregivers.
This includes a height adjustable bench and ceiling lift to allow someone to be transferred safely from a wheelchair.
There is also a privacy screen and height adjustable basin for “extra comfort”.
Councillo Dignum added: “As a tourist destination it is crucial to have accessible toilets, especially for those with special health problems, the elderly, parents with young children and those who are pregnant and we are happy to have been recognized for our work. “
Click here for a full list of public toilets across the neighborhood and hours of operation.