Melton Borough Council

Your toilets - Have your say

This consultation closed on 1st March 2016. Results will be available soon.

The story so far...

The public toilets in Melton Mowbray Town Centre need to be completely refurbished or replaced to bring them up to modern day standards.  The running costs are high and the income generated meets only a small proportion of these costs.   The Council asked for the public’s views in 2015 and in moving forward is looking for your help again in the type of public toilets you would like to see in the Town Centre that will suit all users and be sustainable for the future.

Your Toilets – Have Your Say – Summary of initial consultation 

An enthusiastic response was received to the ‘Your Toilets – Have Your Say’ consultation last year.  The key points from the results on what is important in Melton’s public toilets are :

• moving away from a fully managed toilet service is acceptable
• payment for the service at the point of use is accepted 
• a demand for opening hours to include the evening economy as well as the daytime service
• well maintained, clean and safe toilets that are easily accessible for all  

This feedback has helped the Council in developing options for public toilets in the Town Centre. See the results of this survey.

Going forward - options & costs

As well as providing modern, fit for purpose toilets, the Council needs to be sure there is value for money in all its services and ideally where possible work towards the income covering the cost of the service.  To help with this several options are being considered 

  • refurbish the St. Mary’s Way and Wilton Road toilets at a cost of £160,000 
  • replace with semi automatic toilets at two sites in the Town Centre ie. Wilton Road Car Park and St. Mary’s Way or at the Bike Park at the top of Windsor Street at an estimated cost of £130,000
  • sell existing toilet buildings at Park Lane and Wilton Road to bring in income which will help with the cost of new toilets
  • themed toilets and how these would look and operate
  • review opening times and charging arrangements including making a voluntary contribution to use the toilets
  • paying more for innovative design that reflects the traditional street scene

The proposal for semi automatic toilets is to replace the existing toilets at St. Mary’s Way and at Wilton Road and new semi automatic toilets be provided at these car parks or close to them, as shown on the plan below.  The existing toilets would be closed and new toilets built at two sites in the Town Centre.   

St. Mary’s Way and Wilton Road are the two busiest town centre short-stay car parks and by installing new toilets close to these locations would make them convenient for Town Centre users, visitors, shoppers, traders, coach drivers, those arriving by car, foot, bus, coach or train.