The new Morden Leisure Centre is on track to open this Autumn. However, earlier this month, we learned a #changingplaces toilet (an accessible toilet with changing table and hoist) had been moved from the original plans.
A local Lib Dem member raised the issue on social media, and with a concerted effort by residents, campaign groups, and councillors, Merton Council finally changed their mind and announced that a #changingplaces toilet will once again be included in centre.
We’re very pleased by the news, as we want to ensure that Merton is a leading example in inclusion and diversity. You can see councillors - including Lib Dem leader Cllr Anthony Fairclough - questioning the councillor in charge as to how this happened, and about the process – so it doesn’t happen again, here on YouTube, with subtitles.