Success for Labour’s Rita Begum at Paddington Rec

Labour Councillor Rita Begum’s campaign to get baby changing and wheel chair facilities located in the Pavilion toilets at Paddington Recreation Ground has been successful.

Labour’s Councillor for Maida Vale has received the good news from Sean Stewart at the Council who told her:

“I’m pleased to be able to tell you that we have had the prestart meeting for the works to refurbish the gym including the  provision of new toilets and baby changing facilities in the main pavilion and a new fully accessible toilet and baby changing facility in the main café area. The new toilet in the café area will have a ‘radar key’ facility which will ensure only appropriate patrons of the cafe will be able to use this new facility.”

In March 2017, Councillor Begum submitted a petition to the Council, signed by 38 residents, calling for baby changing and wheelchair facilities in the main pavilion. The petition argued:

“There is no baby changing or wheel chair user toilet available inside cafe and a lot of the users have to go out of the cafe to use the toilet located on the other side of the building. Especially in cold weather it causes so much inconvenience for parents of young children to go out when their child is in desperate need of using the toilet facility.”

Councillor Begum said:

“I am very pleased with the outcome of my petition. As a parent of young children myself, I am looking forward to having a toilet inside the café. This will be so much better as parents will now not have to leave the cafe to take their children in an emergency to the toilet.  Wheelchairs users, too, will be able use the new toilets without leaving cafe. “

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