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Council Gives Go Ahead to 'Changing Places' Facility


A dedicated ‘changing places’ facility for disabled residents and visitors is to be built at the Recreation Ground.


The scheme is seen as an important addition to disability-friendly features of the town, and will ensure dignity and ease of use.


Tenterden Town Council gave the go-ahead on Monday 12 April to the project, which will cost £34,469, although grants and contributions from developers building houses in the town should reduce the total cost to the council to £11,000 or less.


In addition, the council authorised expenditure of £6,320 on solar panels for the building, part of a wider plan to improve the town’s energy efficiency.


The facility will replace part of the former tractor shed, which became vacant when the council’s maintenance team moved to St. Michael’s Recreation Ground.