A local authority has decided to step in and save its public toilets from imminent closure, a recent news report has been able to suggest.
Marlborough Town Council has moved in to take over the George Lane public loos after Wiltshire Council closed the doors there on Friday (Apr 1).
The decision means the town’s other public toilet block, on Chantry Lane, will be closed, and the land sold to provide money to pay the £20,000 a year running costs of the George Lane toilets, and also improvements to the toilet block.
Town Mayor, Coun Margaret Rose, said: “Although there will be no public conveniences at George Lane for a short time whilst we raise the funds through the sale of our own toilets at Chantry Lane, this is a real chance to upgrade the town’s facilities.
“We are discussing renovations that might include not only new and better toilet provision but possibly a small Tourist Information Point and a coach driver’s rest room, which all fits in with aspirations to become a Coach Friendly Town.”
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