LOCAL NEWS: More WCs refurbished in council toilet crusade


Independent local councillors are keeping to their post-election pledge made after they seized majority control in the local elections last May.

In June of last year, the council pledged that half a million pounds are to be spent on re-opening toilets in Poole, due to a lack of public conveniences.

Poole Borough Council and authorities in Bournemouth and Christchurch combined last year to form the new BCP unitary authority. The Conservatives lost control at the last election. The current administration, now being run by the so called ‘Unity Alliance’, is made up of Liberal Democrats, Greens, Poole People and independent councillors. Mark Howell of the Poole People Party said at the time: “Poole has suffered as a result of the closure of many of its public toilets.”

Luckily for residents of Poole that find themselves having to cross their legs when caught short in Poole Park, refurbishments have begun to the public toilets at Poole Park West Gate. These refurbishments are due to start on Monday 3 February and will include replacing all the toilets, cubicles and lighting as well as any other external repairs.  

The toilets will be closed for six weeks while the refurbishment takes place but there will be temporary portable toilets near the Ark. 


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