The farm has applied to the Aviva Community Fund to purchase a fully accessible composting toilet and baby change facilities with associated landscaping and equipment to maintain the area and give safe access.

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Our current toilet block. Our current toilet block.
Current facilities allow for number ones only, female urinal on the left, male on the right (not at the same time ;-) Current facilities allow for number ones only, female urinal on the left, male on the right (not at the same time ;-)

Over the past few years more young families have got involved however the site has no proper toilet facilities (there is only a homemade composting urinal) which people have cited as a reason for not joining. It also makes social events on the farm more difficult.

Toilets have had to be hired for events when there are large numbers of visitors on site however this is very ad hoc and the group cannot afford to hire toilets for their twice monthly workdays. Having toilet facilities on site would help to increase interaction with the community and attract more people to join in.

The group has also had interest from Woodcraft Folk and local primary schools who want to organise a visit and having a toilet on site would allow visits such as this to be facilitated more easily. The group would also be able to run small courses on site (for example to introduce people to chicken and pig keeping thus passing on their knowledge gained) and a toilet would also allow the farm to be used for more social events.

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