Rethink over Sheringham loos ruled out

CALLS for a rethink over closure of seafront toilets at Sheringham have been rejected by councillors.An aging toilet bock on the east promenade has been shut by North Norfolk District Council, which provides a portable building for the summer season.

CALLS for a rethink over closure of seafront toilets at Sheringham have been rejected by councillors.

An aging toilet bock on the east promenade has been shut by North Norfolk District Council, which provides a portable building for the summer season.

Conservative parliamentary spokesman Trevor Ivory asked for a review of the decision after a survey found 93pc of people who responded wanted the old block re-opened and renovated rather than sold off, while 74pc thought the temporary block was unsightly, and 64pc that it was difficult to access.

The old toilets were shut because of their awkward location and the impossibility of making them accessible to disabled visitors without huge cost to local taxpayers.

Cabinet member Peter Moore undertook to investigate whether minor improvements could be made to the temporary block and to see whether they could be opened all year round.

District councillor Brian Hannah said an interested party had asked about taking over management of the high street toilets.

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There are plans for improvements to public toilets on the west promenade and in Station Road to meet accessibility requirements.

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