£500,000 public toilets revamp for Skegness


Two public toilet block in the heart of Skegness are to close for several months for a revamp as part of a £500,000 improvement programme by East Lindsey District Council.

The public toilets in Skegness’ Lumley Square and Tower Esplanade will both undergo an overhaul which will include redecoration, new cubicle doors and vanity units, energy efficient motion sensored flushing and hand driers and proximity sensor operated lighting.

As a result the public toilets at Lumley Square will be closed from November 11 until January 31 and the Festival toilets at Tower Esplanade will be closed from November 18 to April 4.

The town’s other public toilets will be open as usual during this time, with signs in place advising the public of these alternative facilities.

Portfolio Holder for the Environment at the Council, Councillor Steve Newton, said: “We have been pleased to be able to invest heavily in public toilets over recent years to bring them up to a good standard.

“We operate 24 blocks of public toilets across East Lindsey but many are old and in need of improvement.

“We have scheduled this work for what is traditionally a quieter time of year in Skegness while still being open in time for Easter so as to minimise disruption on local people and visitors.”

As part of the improvement programme, the District Council has already refurbished public toilets at Seacroft Road and Central Promenade, Mablethorpe, Wragby Market Place and Eastgate, Louth.