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Loos due to close as refurbishment begins

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 10, 2014

10/01/14 Toilets in Stapenhill Gardens - Stapenhill Gardens, Burton The public toilets on Stapenhill Gardens are closing for refurbishment

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PUBLIC toilets in Stapenhill Gardens will be closed next month, as work begins to refurbish them and bring them up to scratch.

The loos will be shut for eight weeks at the beginning of February, in order for work to take place on the facility.

It is the first unit to undergo refurbishment, in an East Staffordshire Borough Council project which is due to last some time.

Councillor Patricia Ackroyd, deputy leader for built environment, said: “These works will significantly enhance the quality of the facility at Stapenhill Gardens.

“We will be introducing higher quality materials which will both improve the appearance of the toilets and allow for easier cleaning.

“In addition, the new fixtures and fittings are more efficient and will deliver a reduction in our running costs.

“Whilst I acknowledge that there may be some inconvenience during the work, I am sure that this refurbishment will ultimately support one of our most popular parks.”

Whilst the work is taking place, the nearest public toilets can be found in Burton’s Market Place.

The three-year project will see improvements made at all toilets throughout the borough, including those in Uttoxeter and in the outlying villages of East Staffordshire.

The council has set aside £33,000 to fund the revamp, which will see alterations made to fixtures and fittings.

Public conveniences in the Burton area are also at Crowberry Lane, Barton under Needwood, Duke Street, Tutbury, Newton Road, Winshill, Branston Water Park.

According to council papers published previously, work was also due to be carried out at Branston Water Park by the end of March.

A work programme for the other sites has not yet been released. A spokesman for the authority told the Mail a ‘flexible’ approach was being adopted to the work.

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