Twelve public toilets will be upgraded as part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plan to improve the quality of facilities across the area.
A £2 million contract for the next fifteen years to commence from April 2014 will shortly be awarded.
The public toilets in line for a makeover are Monksdale Road, Alexandra Park, Sydney Gardens, Henrietta Park, Alice Park, Parade Gardens, Royal Victoria Park Play Area, Charlotte Street Car Park, Riverside Coach Park, Odd Down Park & Ride, Memorial Park – Keynsham and The Shallows – Saltford.
Monmouth Street, which was due to be closed, will also remain open to maintain a 24 hour public convenience service in Bath city centre.
Councillor David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said, “The long-term availability of these public conveniences is secure as a result of this two million pound contract. It offers the opportunity for Bath & North East Somerset Council to improve these facilities that serve green spaces, parks, and transport facilities.
“Improving standards, hygiene and cleanliness for the people who use them is paramount. We also look forward to opening a new set of facilities in Keynsham as part of the town centre regeneration from Autumn 2014.”
The details of the contract are being finalised, which includes detailed operating times for each public convenience.
More information about public toilets in the area can be found on the Council’s website.