A local authority has announced plans for significant investments into public toilet provision, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The £1.8 million investment announced by Scarborough Council’s cabinet will target 30 facilities across Whitby, Scarborough and Filey.
Cabinet member Cllr Janet Jefferson (Ind) said the scheme would help the council meet its aim of building a better borough and would “improve the quality” of the facilities.
In the first two years of the scheme, £1.1 million will be spent on a number of locations across the borough, including £300,000 for the St Nicholas Gardens toilets on Scarborough seafront, which will be refurbished under the council’s plan.
Toilets in the Foreshore and Royal Parade in Filey will also benefit from refurbishments costing £131,149 and £110,552 respectively.
Toilets at Filey’s Evron Centre will also undergo “minor works” and it is also proposed to spend £70,000 on replacing toilets at Cayton Bay.
Other toilets that would be refurbished in the first two years of the scheme include Sandsend North (£14,621), Sandsend South (£23,487), Castleton (£6,873) and Robin Hood’s Bay Bank Bottom (£87,854).
Minor works will also be carried out at Staithes Bank Bottom (£14,775) and Whitby Marina (£35,072). All costs are currently estimates.
The authority’s toilet strategy will also investigate the viability of a “community toilet scheme” where local shops, pubs and restaurants are paid between £500 and £1,000 a year to open their toilets to the public without an expectation of them having to make a purchase.
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