A local authority has revealed plans to carry out an extensive refurbishment of a local public toilet block, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
Plans have now been drawn up by South Norfolk Council for the major revamp of the toilets at Mere Mouth, which it is estimated will cost around £80,000, before their on-going management is then transferred to Diss Town Council.
The town centre toilets have been judged to be in need of work to bring them up to the required standards and work by building contractors is now planned to start at the end of September or in early October.
A South Norfolk Council spokesman said: "Our surveyor and the town council’s surveyor have now agreed what needs to be done. We are in the middle of a procurement process."
Ownership of the Mere Mouth toilets had been due to transfer to Diss Town Council back in March 2018 however when a structural survey found serious problems with the foundations the district council decided refurbishing the building would be uneconomical.
The fate of the public toilets at Diss Mere Mouth had prompted a public outcry.
After a 1,500-name public petition the threat of demolition was removed last summer when South Norfolk announced it would refurbish the toilets after all "having listened to the residents of Diss".
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