Mayor opens new disabled toilet

Community rallied to bring resident’s suggestion to fruition.

A combined effort by several organisations and individuals in Axminster has provided the town’s Old Courthouse complex with a much-needed facility.

Councillor Andrew Moulding, the Mayor of Axminster, officially opened a disabled toilet at the complex last week.

He was joined by local resident Maureen Arnold, who first suggested the complex could do with such a facility, and Norman Copland, of Axminster Care Service.

Maureen’s suggestion was initially taken up by Axminster Senior Citizens’ Centre and then the care service.

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Councillor Moulding said funding for the facility predominantly came from the care service.

He told the Midweek Herald that it was an honour to officially open the toilet.

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“It is available to all the users of the complex, including the Senior Citizens’ Centre, the museum, Tourist Information Centre and Arts Cafe,” he said.

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