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New public toilets for Minster Leas

Published Thursday 20 August, 2020
Last updated Thursday 20 August, 2020

Councillors have committed £200,000 to refurbish and install new public toilets in Faversham, Leysdown and Minster Leas.

The decision was made at the council’s last cabinet meeting to install brand new toilets along Minster Leas beach front, and to refurbish the public toilets at Central car park in Faversham and the Spinney in Leysdown.

Cllr Roger Truelove, leader of the council, said:

“We are pleased to progress these improvements that make the experience of our public places so much better for the local people and visitors.

“This is just the start of a wider programme to refurbish and install better toilet facilities around the borough.”

Cllr Tim Valentine, cabinet member for environment at the council, said:

“We are pleased to allocate this money to improve public conveniences in these highly used areas.

“We’ve committed £120,000 to install new toilets on Minster Leas beach front, which will go to tender this month.

“We plan for the new toilets to be nearer the beach front and to have them in addition to the public toilets already on Broadway.

“We’ve listened to visitors who said the current toilet block on Broadway is too far away from amenities at the Seaside Avenue end of the Leas, so the new toilet location will be closer to the car park and beach huts.

“We will go to tender on two possible locations near the beachfront and once the new toilets are open this summer, they’ll be open all year round.

“We’ve also allocated £40,000 for the toilets at Central car park in Faversham and £40,000 for the toilets at the Spinney in Leysdown.

“Work to refurbish these toilets will be completed by the spring and we have plans to refurbish even more public toilets across the borough this year.”

For more information about public toilets in Swale visit www.swale.gov.uk/public-toilets-facilities.

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