New public toilets open in time for Easter

NEW public toilets were opened yesterday (Thursday) in Barnstaple's Cattle Market car park - just in time for the Easter break. The new block - designed with a curved zinc roof and natural stone walls - has seven unisex and one disabled cubicle, urinals,

NEW public toilets were opened yesterday (Thursday) in Barnstaple's Cattle Market car park - just in time for the Easter break.The new block - designed with a curved zinc roof and natural stone walls - has seven unisex and one disabled cubicle, urinals, and completely separate baby changing facilities. All of the cubicles have also been fitted with built-in, letterbox-style sharps bins for needle disposal, designed to minimise the risk of vandalism.The much-needed facilities are part of North Devon Council's ongoing improvement programme, which aims to refurbish and raise the standard of public toilets across North Devon.Cllr Rodney Cann, who has been leading on the project, said: "These prestigious town centre toilets are long overdue. "There were particular problems we had to overcome due to the historical importance of the site, but the final design of the block fits in well with its surroundings. These toilets are ideally situated and will be a real asset to the town."Two of the cubicles and the urinals will be open 24-hours-a-day; the other cubicles will be closed overnight. The disabled cubicle will be available through the RADAR key scheme.The sections of the Cattle Market car park that were closed off during the building work will be repainted with white lines next week.


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