A DECISION on the future of the closed public toilets on Bath Road could be made next month by the town council.
At last week’s annual town council meeting, councillors gave the green light for staff to acquire a range of quotes for options to recommission the existing block of toilets.
Indicative costs will be brought to the next full council meeting on 28th June, to allow councillors to make a decision.
The town council originally announced its intention to reopen the public toilets on Bath Road in November 2018.
However, initial plans to refurbish the block hit a stumbling block when the council was told it would cost in the region of £100,000.
Further investigations have proven that whilst the visible condition of the toilet block is “poor”, three of the four cubicles appear to be in “solid shape” and could be reopened at a lower cost.
The council is also exploring adapting the toilets at the King George V pavilion to allow for external public access. However, any work that is approved by council will only be progressed after the café closes at the end of its summer season in September. Two temporary toilet cubicles are currently in place by the pavilion as a temporary solution.