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Funding agreed for new toilet and shower block at Queenborough All Tide Landing

Published Monday 28 June, 2021
Last updated on Monday 28 June, 2021

Visitors, mariners, and boat enthusiasts will have access to a new, eco-friendly toilet and shower block at the All Tide Landing at Queenborough harbour this summer, thanks to almost £7,000 from Swale Borough Council.

The council funding will go towards the cost of a new bio-energy toilet system, turning waste into clean water that can be returned into the sea.

Des Cross, chairman at the Queenborough Harbour Trust, said:

“We originally looked into a standard waste pipe, but with the harbour's 300 metre walkway, and the pumps needed to transport the waste, the cost was far too high.

“This innovative new solution means the toilet and shower block will be cost effective and environmentally friendly.

“We also plan to generate power for the showers with solar panels.

“Depending on construction progress, we hope to open the new facilities as early as July.”

Cllr Monique Bonney, cabinet member for economy and property at the council, said:

“We’re delighted to support the Queenborough Harbour Trust with a grant from our improvement and resilience fund.

“The new facilities will help support future plans to expand the landing, as well as encourage leisure and commercial moorings.

“Supporting projects that bring economic and environmental benefits to local areas is high on our list of priorities, and people can also now enjoy the new harbour market every Saturday.”