Why has Glen Eyre Main Hall been closed off from the toilet facilities?

Anonymous submitted on

Tuesday 13th November 2018


Many societies use Glen Eyre Main Hall for sessions 2 or 3 hours long, but the door between the hall and the building's toilets/drinking water facilities has been locked and alarmed. This seems uncomfortable and dangerous for society members. Can the Union try to get access to the toilets opened up again?


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Steve Gore submitted on

Friday 30th November 2018


Hi Anon,

Thank you for your question.

This change has been due to the recent refurbishment of the common room area (formerly Glen bar) and so that residences can control who is using the space. The residences manager at Glen Eyre has come back to me with this response: "In the past the societies using the hall have used the toilets in the Glen Bar area. Please note that access to the common room will be by fob access and we do not want the societies entering the common room through the doors in the Hall. Those doors are only to be used as access in the event of a fire. For toilet facilities there is a toilet next to the Glen PDR room which can be accessed through doors in the Hall that are near the storage lockers. This is the toilet that should be used by societies using the Hall. Residents of Glen Eyre in the societies will have fobs so can access the common room if they wish but this would be through the main entrance using the fob and not through the fire doors."

In summary, there are alternative toilets available through the back entrance of the hall so this should not be a problem if clubs are aware of its location.

Best wishes,

Steve Gore, VP Sports