The current cleaning contract for the public toilets comes to an end today, 31 March 2022. Whilst the Town Council has been working hard to secure a new contract to ensure that the toilets remain open and available to the public this has proved challenging. Unfortunately, there seems to be very few contractors who are able to take on such services – our neighbouring parishes are also facing difficulties with this.

However, we are very pleased to advise that we have now secured a contractor who will begin a new service from Monday 4 April 2022. This does mean that, in preparation for the new service to begin, there will be a short temporary closure period from Saturday 2 April through to Monday 4 April – the toilets will close at 5pm on Friday 1 April and reopen on Monday 4 April 2022. We apologise for any difficulties that the closure period may have to the public.

The Town Council values the communities input on all of the services we undertake and we would very much like to hear any thoughts and any concerns you may have with the public toilet facilities. However, the use of social media is not an effective way of providing feedback to the Town Council and we would ask that rather than taking to social media with flippant and negative posts, which do not achieve a positive outcome, you contact the office directly in order to report or discuss any issues or to provide us with your views and opinions – our staff are better placed to address issues in a much quicker and positive way when they have been reported directly to the office.

The Town Council is very aware and mindful that the public toilets are old and in need of attention and we are pleased to advise that work is underway on an exciting refurbishment program for The Platt toilets. The works are expected to take place in the Autumn and more news on this will be available in the coming months.