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Pershore toilets start eco refurbishment

Pershore’s High Street public toilets are due to undergo a major refurbishment thanks to a £38,000 investment from Wychavon

The toilets consistently win Loo of the Year awards for their facilities and cleanliness but haven’t been fully refurbished since 1996. Therefore funding has been made available to give them a full overhaul which will also see environmentally friendly features designed to save water and money in running costs.

Cllr Emma Stokes, portfolio holder for environment and street scene said “We’re proud to be investing in our public toilets at a time when other councils are choosing to close theirs. We’re also very pleased to be putting in environmentally friendly facilities that will save water, energy and running costs.”

Among the new features will be specially designed toilets that will save water, new floors and tiles. Wychavon will also be removing unpopular combined hand washing and drying facilities and replacing them with separate sinks with a tap and hand dryer over the sink.. The new loos will use 1/6th of the water per flush compared with the old ones and the dryers 1/3rd less energy.

There will also be new baby changing facilities in the ladies, gent and disabled toilets and the inclusion of toddler seats.

The toilets will close on Monday, 12 February and will remain closed until the end of March when the work is completed. During the refurbishments temporary toilets will be made available on site.