The New Forest Community Toilet Scheme (NFCTS) will be launched on 11th July at 11am at Sandy Balls Holiday Centre, near Godshill. This is a new scheme to make the New Forest more accessible and welcoming, and enhance the attractiveness of the area as a visitor destination. Joan Cundill, chairman of New Forest Access For All and Lynden Bowen, Heritage and Community Manager at Sandy Balls will open the scheme.
Public buildings and socially responsible businesses which join the scheme will allow residents and visitors to use their toilet facilities during normal opening hours, without the need to make a purchase. Many people need access to good toilet facilities. People with disabilities, senior citizens and parents with small children are some of the groups who will benefit.
New Forest Access for All (NFAFA) is leading on the initiative with a wide range of local partners. Joan Cundill said “ NFAFA is a local charity working to improve accessibility and opportunities for people with access needs. Knowing that toilet facilities are available is vitally important for this group of people to plan and enjoy a day out.”
Lynden Bowen said “Sandy Balls has been behind this initiative since the beginning of 2011 when Joan and her husband Mike, discovered that there were no public toilets in the New Forest north of the A31. The nearest ones are in Fordingbridge which is just outside the National Park. A huge expanse of fairly accessible forest was unlikely to be explored if the only place to urinate was behind a tree!” Sandy Balls takes pride in signing up to the scheme as part of our responsibility to the local community.
For more information on NFAFA please visit www.newforestaccessforall.org.uk
or Tel: Joan Cundill on 01425 476938
For more information on Sandy Balls Holiday Centre please visit
or Tel: Lynden Bowen on 01425 651214
UK holidays, weekend breaks and short breaks at Sandy Balls Holiday Centre set in the New Forest National Park. We provide high quality holiday accommodation in luxury lodges and caravans and we also cater for tourers and campers. We have a range of facilities including a restaurant, pub, beauty suite,cycle centre and two swimming pools. There is also fantastic activties for all from archery and laser clay pigeon shooting to team games, arts and crafts and much more!