Work is complete on the public toilet refurbishment at Low Newton-by-the-Sea, one of the county’s tourism hotspots.
The improvements at Low Newton are part of a wider £1.35m three-year programme of works to improve the standard of all of the 54 public toilets in the county for which the council has responsibility.
The works are all part of a major capital investment programme to improve the standards of public toilets for residents and visitors, with facilities in the larger main towns and key tourism destinations getting a programme of full refurbishment and modernisation. All remaining county council toilets will undergo essential refurbishment, making sure facilities are brought up to a decent standard of repair and therefore easier to keep clean and maintain with accessibility improvements in all toilets to make them more user friendly for dementia sufferers and people with low vision.
The facilities at Low Newton also include a beach wheelchair storage area, funded by local donations, that will support improved accessibility to the local area.
Councillor John Riddle, Cabinet Member for Local Services, said: “It’s great to have the toilet refurbishment programme well underway and the Low Newton facilities now complete. At a time when many councils are closing toilets we are investing in them as we recognise that they are essential for our own residents as well as visitors.
We want everyone to have access to top quality facilities, and these refurbishments will ensure people have access to modern, improved and clean toilets throughout the county.”
County Councillor Wendy Pattison, local member for Newton by the Sea said: “I’m delighted the County Council has been able to assist during the refurbishment of the public toilets and facilitated the housing for a beach wheelchair at Newton by the Sea.
This wheelchair will allow local people and visitors to be able to get across sand, shells and mud in comfort and safety.”