The toilets in the Whitton library block will be getting a much needed refurbishment. Improvements will include: new replacement doors, installation of vandal resistant toilets and sinks, redecoration and floor coverings, energy efficient lighting and high–powered hand dryers.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Environment, said:
“I was shocked about the damage individuals have caused to the public toilets in Whitton. Whilst we deep clean the toilets regularly, over the past few years the Council has to carry out a large number of intermediary repairs – including replacing the sinks and toilets on a number of occasions.
“We are now taking steps to improve the toilets and hopefully ‘vandal proof’ them for the future.”
Cllr Grant Healy, who has raised questions during a number of Council meeting regarding the state of the toilets, said, “This desperately needed refurbishment will result in an improved amenity for the area around the High Street. It goes to show what local Councilors can achieve for residents, working in conjunction with Council Cabinet colleagues, such as Cllr Fleming.
The works are expected to last for at least four weeks. During the closure, residents and visitors will be asked to use the nearest facilities under the Community Toilet Scheme.