Campaigners met outside Peterborough Town Hall on Saturday to demand changes in the city centre to make it accessible for people with disabilities.
Supporters of the Peterborough Unlimited campaign joined together in Bridge Street from 12pm to highlight how inaccessible the area is – with issues including moving vehicles, sloped surfaces, a shortage of drop kerbs and large amounts of street furniture – while pushing to get new Changing Places toilets for people with additional needs.
Changing Places toilets go beyond ordinary disabled toilets – they are bigger and include items such as a hoist and changing bench. Without these toilets many disabled adults and families with a young person who has additional needs feel unable to visit the city centre, and either travel to another city or remain isolated at home.
Donations for new Changing Places toilets can be made at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=SJSDHPJU72CJ4.
Sports fans should also follow the campaign’s Facebook page as there will be an exciting announcement later in the week: https://www.facebook.com/PeterboroughUnlimited.