£500,000 public toilet plan

HALF a million pounds will be spent to improve 24 public toilets in East Lindsey it has been announced.

The council’s executive board agreed yesterday (January 17) a programme of works over the next four years, which will see public toilets significantly improved to make them more pleasant to use and modern.

Toilets included in the improvement programme include Briar Way, Skegness; Lumley Square, Skegness; North Parade, Skegness; Tower Esplanade, Skegness; Princess Parade, Skegness;

Each public toilet will be refurbished with new sanitary fittings, low energy vandal resistant steel hand driers, automatic chrome mixer taps; improved ventilation, new wall tiling, internal decorations, new soap dispensers and improved signage.

The programme of works will see the closure and demolition of the Roman Bank public toilet in Skegness, which is a seasonal public toilet that is in a very poor condition due to age.

Coun Steve Newton, Portfolio Holder for the Environment at the District Council, said: “There is nothing worse than being caught short and forced to use substandard public toilets.

“We hope that by making this investment we will significantly improve the quality of the public toilet provision in our district for local people and visitors to the area.”