Refurbished Toilets in Leysdown Now Open to the Public
Written by Karen on July 2, 2020
People can now use the refurbished public toilets at The Spinney in Leysdown thanks to a £40,000 makeover from Swale Borough Council.
The toilet block in central Leysdown has had a complete renovation inside and out, with new toilets, cisterns and cubicle doors, as well as freshly tiled walls and plastered ceiling.
A new disabled cubicle, baby changing facility and drinking water fountain have also been installed.
Outside the toilet block, a new door has been installed, and broken windows, pathways and gates have been repaired.
Cllr Tim Valentine, cabinet member for the environment at the council, said:
“We’re really pleased with the refurbishment of these toilets, which are now nicer and more accessible for people to use. “Thankfully our contractors managed to continue to work safely during the pandemic, so the toilets are available in time for summer, when lockdown restrictions are beginning to be relaxed and more people are visiting the area.
“On top of our normal daily cleaning schedule, we’ve increased inspections, put extra cleaning measures in place and installed signs to remind people to socially distance and wash their hands at all of our public toilets.
“We want people to be able to use the new amenities safely as lockdown measures are reduced. “We committed £40,000 to refurbish these toilets, which is part of our wider commitment to refurbish and install new toilets around the borough.”
Cllr Bill Tatton, ward councillor for Sheppey east, said:
“These toilets have needed a refurbishment for a while, and I’m glad to see they’re now open for the relief of locals and visitors.
“Along with improvements to the play areas at the Spinney and at the coastal park, it’s great to see the council investing in Leysdown.”
For more information about toilets facilities visit www.swale.gov.uk/public-toilets-facilities.