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Fully Accessible Public Conveniences (Vicarage Field)

The recently installed brand new public conveniences in Vicarage Field will be available to use by the public soon, once the necessary water/service connections have been carried out.

Photo of public conveniences located in Vicarage FieldLocation

Vicarage Field, Hailsham, BN27 1BE (situated opposite doctors’ surgery next to Waitrose)

Opening Times

Details available soon.

General Information

The Town Council recently installed a brand new public toilet facility in Vicarage Field, funded by Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contributions and resulting from a project to provide sufficient space and equipment for people with multiple and complex disabilities, or who are not able to use a toilet independently.

Photk of interior of Changing Places public toilet facility in Vicarage FieldThe building comprises two modular public conveniences available for everyone to use, in addition to a Changing Places disabled unit which includes an electronic hoist, rise-and-fall changing table, shower toilet and wash basin, all of which are totally accessible.

A radar key is required to use the Changing Places unit – no key required for either of the two adjoining modular units.

Message from the Assets Management Committee

“Hailsham Town Council acknowledges the importance of the availability of public conveniences. We were keen to understand how we could best help those with complex disabilities, and it is wonderful that we have been able to work together to succeed with the delivery of a Changing Places facility – combined with two additional fully accessible modular toilets that will benefit the local community.

Photo of interior of modular public toilet unit located in Vicarage FieldRegarding the Changing Places unit in particular, the new facility will be a lifeline for people and their carers who often must choose between venturing out and staying at home because of their particular needs. The installation of the pod will also go a considerable way towards tackling inequalities and creating more inclusive spaces, whilst enabling people with disabilities to maintain their independence in their everyday life.

Having these facilities forms part of the Town Council’s wider vision to make Hailsham a much more accessible place to live, whilst also supporting our local economy. Inclusion, equality and dignity are values taken seriously by the Town Council in representing the residents in our community.

The Town Council is grateful to Wealden District Council for their co-operation on the joint-working project from the outset and for agreeing to install the facility on their land.”