We currently have a planning application in with the County Council Planning Department to provide 3 public toilet cubicles and a large storage area on the green bed at Watt's Lane, between the Pork Shop and the Chinese Takeaway. The period of consultation ran until end January 2012 and is awaiting a final planning decision before it will be discussed in detail at a forthcoming Town Council meeting.
We paid for the public toilet block at Prospect Place to be renovated in July 2010 to much acclaim. We also agreed to pay the County Council to increase cleaning each weekend over the summer months to keep them pleasant. This service was enhanced again in summer 2011.
Pictured left: John Key, Newbiggin plumber, with Cllr Rebecca McCready, outside the renovated Prospect Place toilet block, July 2010.