Public toilets in Spilsby could be managed locally as part of plans announced by East Lindsey District Council in its’ public toilets review, but there will be no 20p charge.
The toilets, situated in the centre of town, are part of the eleven public toilets across the District Council has announced it will be looking to discuss the future of with local Town and Parish Councils. Other toilets in the District – mostly along the coast and in Louth – will see the introduction of a 20p charge.
Portfolio Holder for Operational Services, Councillor Sandra Harrison, said “The District Council is focussing its resources on the provision of access to good quality Public Toilets in key locations for the benefit of local people and visitors. Given the financial pressures faced, the Board felt a 20p charge was a better way forward than reducing the number of toilets provided in these locations.
The option to charge for the use of Public Toilets is not a new concept with many neighbouring Council areas already having similar arrangements in place.”.
The Council have stated that the 24 public toilets across the District cost a combined £542,000 per year to operate and it is estimated that the charging will generate around £217,000.
The eleven public toilets where charging will not be implemented include Spilsby but also Burgh le Marsh, Coningsby, Horncastle, Anderby Creek, Huttoft, Ingoldmells, Woodhall Spa, Wainfleet and Wragby. The Council has stated that formal discussions will take place with the relevant Town and Parish Councils to identify opportunities for them to take over the running or management of the facilities. The public toilets in Alford are already currently leased to the Town Council.
The toilets where the 20p charge will be introduced are:
Louth – Bus Station and Eastgate
Mablethorpe – Seacroft Road, Central Promenade, Queens Park and The Dunes
Skegness – North Parade, Tower Esplanade, Briar Way, Tower Gardens and Lumley Square
Sutton on Sea – Sandilands and York Road