Re: Disabled Access
- From: marc <initial.surname@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 17:41:22 +0100
Ewan Scott wrote:
After ten years of going round the houses and getting virtually noI don't even thibnk they are "legal" for adults. Over the years I have
support from the local community, parents, or local authority (well
too little too late and way too ineffective) we have abandoned our
plans for a state of the art replacement Scout Hut.
Before people flood in with advice, let me say that we have done the
surveys, we have done the costings, we have help public meetings, we
have grovelled, we have pleaded we have adapted our plans to
accommdate others, and we have partially sold our souls to the local
authority to try and find partners in the project, but all to no
avail. Without partners, funding applications for a new building
become very problematic. Especially if the parents won't also support
the project. So, we have abandoned the idea entirely and decided to
seek another solution to our building problems.
The building is a 1950's (or earlier) Utility timber building -
exactly the same as those used on airfields, military bases and
prisoner of war camps in the Uk during WW2.
As far as we can ascertain the frame itself needs just a few minor
repairs by splicing in good timber in a couple of places. We can then
reclad with new timber, fit new windows and so long as we leave the
roof alone we have a building that looks a lot better than it has done
since it was cut into sections and transported to our site 30 years
However, if we are going to go down this road we need to address the
disabled access situation. Ramped access is not an issue and we can
easily deal with that. The toilets however are a very different story.
Essentially we would need to demolish our existing toilet block and
rebuild a new, larger block - unless... we can transform one set of
our toilets into a disabled unit, and go Unisex with the other set.
Before I go and prod the local planning people with a sharp stick and
end up with officials crawling all over our building (and they will
around here), can anyone advise on whether Unisex toilets are even
legal for young people?
visited a number of naturist sites and they all have had segregrated toilets,
segrgrated in so much as they had labels on the doors> The patrons often ignored them
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