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A NEW disabled changing room has been installed at a leisure centre.

The work has been done at the Horizon Leisure Centre, in Havant.

It was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Havant, Paul and Jackie Buckley.

Howard Broad, chief executive of Horizon, the charity which operates both Havant and Waterlooville leisure centres, said: ‘We are always looking at ways to improve accessibility to the centre, its facilities and activities.

‘This is a fully functional area to provide space, showering, toilet and changing facilities for disabled people wanting to use the centre.’

The project has been funded by Hampshire County Council’s access team through the children’s services department.

It follows consultation with Parent’s Voice, an information and advice service for parents and carers of disabled children.

Mr Broad said: ‘They agreed there was a need in this area for the facility and are looking forward to being able to bring their children to the centre to participate in sporting activities.

‘The centre has received positive comments from parents and carers who have used the changing space.’