Toilets across Scarborough borough to be refurbished in £1.7 million overhaul
The toilets in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey that will be overhauled by a million-pound investment from the borough council have been revealed.
The authority’s cabinet will next Tuesday (11th) sign off on more than £1.7million in funding for public conveniences over the next decade.
In the first two years of the scheme, £1.1 million will be spent on a number of locations across the borough, including £300,000 for the St Nicholas Gardens toilets on Scarborough seafront, which will be refurbished under the council’s plan.
Toilets in the Foreshore and Royal Parade in Filey will also benefit from refurbishments costing £131,149 and £110,552 respectively.
Toilets at Filey’s Evron Centre will also undergo “minor works”, a report that will go before the cabinet notes.
The council is also proposing spending £70,000 on replacing toilets at Cayton Bay.
Other toilets that would be refurbished in the first two years of the scheme include Sandsend North (£14,621), Sandsend South (£23,487), Castleton (£6,873) and Robin Hood’s Bay Bank Bottom (£87,854).
Minor works will also be carried out at Staithes Bank Bottom (£14,775) and Whitby Marina (£35,072). All costs are currently estimates.
Cllr Steve Siddons, leader of Scarborough Council, said the draft strategy would form part of the authority’s budget.
He said: “As part of our commitment to Building a Better Borough and getting our essential services right, we promised we would improve the provision of public toilets throughout the borough for our residents and visitors. The report sets out how we plan to achieve that.
“The strategy has already been reviewed and welcomed by our Overview and Scrutiny Board and at the next Full Council there is an opportunity for wider member input as part of the budget setting process.”
He added that the location of toilets within main tourist areas would also be reviewed to ensure that there are no places more than 400 metres from a publicly accessible toilet.