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Work starts to improve toilets at Colchester's Castle Park play areas

PUBLISHED: 14:25 02 February 2019 | UPDATED: 18:08 02 February 2019

The toilets in COlchester's Castle Park are to be upgraded to include disabled changing facilities thanks to a grant from Essex County Council Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The toilets in COlchester's Castle Park are to be upgraded to include disabled changing facilities thanks to a grant from Essex County Council Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Colchester council is closing the cafe toilets in Castle Park from Monday, February 4, to allow them to be refurbished and updated for the spring.

Refurbishment work will include a new Changing Places facility for children with serious disabilities, made possible thanks to £40,000 from Essex County Council. This should allow more families to use the park.

During the closure, the nearest public toilets will be at Hollytrees Museum.

Work will also take place to develop a new public toilet block beneath the café next to the playground. This new toilet block will include male and female toilets, as well as disabled and baby change facilities, with a wheelchair ramp and improved steps for access. This phase of the project is due for completion in May.

The toilets in Lower Castle Park will also be refurbished, with a new disabled and baby change facility included. This work is due to begin in late April and will be completed by June.

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