Published at 07:41, Wednesday, 30 January 2013
I AM writing to complain about the toilet facilities in two areas of Hexham i.e. the Wentworth car park and Tyne Green opposite the children’s play area.
This is not a complaint about grafitti or the level of cleanliness but at the complete lack of facilities for families with babies and young children.
As a grandmother of five, all aged under seven and with two children still wearing nappies; I am appalled at the lack of consideration given to parents and children to this basic human requirement.
There are ten cubicles in the ‘ladies’ at the Wentworth car park. Surely some of these could be converted to a children’s changing area? There is masses of space for lower sinks, a changing table etc.
The play area at Tyne Green is a real asset for families and in a good position opposite the toilets but, once again, there are no facilities for changing babies or small toilets for toddlers. There isn’t even a shelf!
What is this saying about the way we consider families and, in particular, young children’s needs? What is this saying to visitors to Hexham? Is this really the 21st Century?
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