Public conveniences located in the centre of Redhill will close as of next year, leaving shoppers stranded when in need to spend a penny, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.
Plans put forward by Sainsbury’s and Aviva Investors to redevelop the Warwick Quadrant will see the toilets close from January 1. The decision has taken Redhill residents and town centre visitors by surprise, many of them raising their concerns regarding the future of public toilet provision in the area.
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, which owns the land and pays Aviva to clean and maintain the toilets, said it was not its decision to shut them.
John Reed, the council’s property services manager, said: “Although the land is owned by the council, the toilets were managed by Aviva as part of the Warwick Quadrant development and they were not a council service.
“There is no specific requirement in the lease for Aviva to provide toilets or for them to obtain our consent if they wish to close them.”
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