Melton Borough Council

First new public toilets set to open in the town centre

Published Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

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As part of its Corporate Delivery Plan to improve the town centre experience for both residents and visitors, Melton Borough Council has committed to provide new public conveniences on St Mary’s Way and Wilton Road.

Following the £83,000 investment in 7 King Street enabling the recent BeerHeadz opening, alongside the support given to the opening of the new brewery at the Cattle Market, the £400,000 for new toilets represents another significant investment into our town centre by Melton Borough Council. As well as improving facilities for residents and visitors the new semi-automated toilets will also provide an ongoing saving of £60,000 per year representing excellent value for money for local people.

The Council are pleased to announce that the first set of toilets on St Mary’s Way are due to open on the 20th February. Work is ongoing to complete a range of environmental improvements alongside the toilets on Wilton Road with an anticipated completion and opening date for those by the end of March, ready for the expected influx of spring visitors and coaches into Melton Town Centre.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Joe Orson Said: “Having modern, welcoming amenities in Melton Mowbray is an essential component of enhancing our town for both residents and visitors alike. We are committed to investing in and developing Melton as an attractive place to live, work and visit and building upon our already excellent offering for tourism in the Rural Capital of Food.”

Construction started on site in July 2018 but issues regarding underground utilities and other connection issues have meant the completion of the sites has been delayed. However, due to the conditions within the contract for the provision of the new public conveniences Melton Borough Council has not had to pay any additional costs.

The new toilets will be state of the art and semi-automated in order to provide a clean and welcoming environment for those who use them. A charge of 30p has been attached to use of the toilets in order to contribute to the ongoing the costs.

 

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For more information please contact:

Hazel Paterson - Communications Officer

Melton Borough Council

hpaterson@melton.gov.uk

01664 504294