Ten could become four as Fenland Council sets about radical loo changes

FENLAND Council confirmed today that the ten public conveniences they run could soon become four.

Town councils are being briefed about the proposed changes and Cabinet will decide the issue in November.

A recent Freedom of Information request revealed that in 2010/11 the council spent �98,280 on operating and maintaining the public loos and estimated expenditure this year is �99,810.

A spokesman confirmed that March and Chatteris town councils were told about the proposed changes last week and this week it will be the turn of Whittlesey.

Final town council to be briefed will be Wisbech on October 24.


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The spokesman said the meetings were part “of the general consultation we’re doing with the town councils”.

He said the Cabinet idea being considered was to keep one toilet in each town and modernise it.

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Town councils were also being asked whether they “might want to consider taking over some of the others and keeping them open.”

Public loos in Fenland are in:

Chatteris:

Station Street

Furrowfields

Whittlesey:

Station Road

Eastgate Car Park

March:

Broad Street

City Road Car Park

Wisbech:

Wisbech Park

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Church Terrace Car Park

Exchange Square

The council also apologise over the early evening closure of City Road, March, toilets during the recent fair.

“Unfortunately there was a misunderstanding about the closing time of the fair,” he said.

“This led to the toilets being locked earlier than they should have been, although they were in fact kept open until 9pm, much later than normal.

“We apologise for this mistake and will make sure that it is not repeated at other similar events in the future.”

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