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Disabled Beach Access

Meeting: 10/02/2023 - Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development (Item 8)

8 Seafront accessibility (information report) pdf icon PDF 84 KB


To update the Cabinet member on the work to make the seafront as accessible as possible so as many people can access and enjoy the area.


Claire Looney, Commissioning & Partnership Manager, introduced the report.


Councillor Pitt said it was important to note that the coastal defence works will affect the profiling of the beach over the next few years, so to do anything permanent at this time would be unwise.  He meets with the coastal defence team manager every six weeks, and this is always on the agenda


Members said that there is a large community wanting to have access to the sea and it was hoped that a solution could be found once the sea defence works had been completed. It was noted that in terms of accessibility, the changing places toilet in the D Day Story car park is now open and work is underway on the accessible toilet in the Central Library.  There is also a bid for three more accessible toilets in the city which if successful would be very welcomed.   


The Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development noted the report.