Toilets revamped and ready for use!

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Toilets revamped and ready for use!

Major refurbishment work on the town centre toilets in Chipping Norton is now complete and they will be open to the public on Monday 8th October.

The new modern facilities include self-contained cubicles, gents urinals, baby changing and access for those with disabilities. The new scheme will provide two direct access cubicles for ladies, one of which will be fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and a 'gents' cubicle compliant with DDA plus a separate urinal. Both ladies and gents will have baby change facilities.

Initially the Town Hall location was of concern for security reasons and alternatives were investigated. However, refurbishing the Town Hall public conveniences was favoured by Chipping Norton residents and the decision to go-ahead was taken by the District Council in mid 2006.

Cllr David Harvey said: "A great deal of thought and hard work has gone into providing a solution that is best for Chipping Norton. This has resulted in improving access and pathways to the toilets, providing additional lighting and designing the lobby areas to discourage loitering. The toilets are also coin-operated and as vandal proof as possible. I am sure that everyone will be pleased with the final outcome."

Refurbishing the Chipping Norton Town Hall public conveniences has cost £121,500 and is part of a major refurbishment programme across the district costing a total of £819,000.

The Town Hall public conveniences are the second to be refurbished in Chipping Norton. In 2006 the New Street car park toilets were completed, costing £84,700

The refurbishment programme has arisen following the recommendations of a council Best Value Review Group. The Group recognised that toilet facilities in the District were in a poor condition, and it was necessary to take action. The need for better cleaning and maintenance of the toilets was also highlighted, and more frequent cleaning now takes place.

Posted : 05/10/2007 13:37:57

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