New disabled access facilities have been unveiled at a Burnley leisure centre in support of a national campaign to improve access in public places.
The Leisure Trust in partnership with Burnley council has installed a fully accessible Changing Place toilet and changing facility at St Peter’s Leisure Centre.
The move came about after a local disabled man, Zack Kerr, launched a campaign to see Changing Place standard toilets at every UK motorway service station.
The online petition saw over 100,000 supporters sign it within a matter of months.
Scott Bryce, Burnley Leisure’s area manager, told the Burnley Express: “Burnley Leisure endeavour to ensure that our facilities are accessible to all of our local community and we were delighted to secure the funding to install the Changing Places facility to St Peter’s Leisure Centre and be part of Zack’s campaign in improving access to facilities. The room is within our village changing area with close proximity to our swimming pools.”