Toilets reopen after £70,000 refurbishment

Councillor John Dawson and Richard Allen from Dobson Construction open the newly renovated toilets in Coach Street, Skipton

Councillor John Dawson and Richard Allen from Dobson Construction open the newly renovated toilets in Coach Street, Skipton

Councillor John Dawson and Richard Allen from Dobson Construction open the newly renovated toilets in Coach Street, Skipton

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TOILETS have reopened in Skipton's Coach Street car park following a £70,000 refurbishment.

The toilets were opened by Skipton Mayor, Cllr John Dawson, in time for the arrival of thousands of people for the Tour de France.

Paid for largely by the town council, but with donations from Crav en District Council and the Tarn Moor Trust, the toilets have a voluntary charge and will be subjected to a new cleaning regime to make sure they remain in top condition.

Town council leader, Cllr Chris Harbron, said the council - which manages the toilets for Craven Council - had always been convinced of the need of public facilities in the car park.

"We were also conscious that, in their previous condition, they did not create the correct impression of Skipton and we'd been receiving an increasing number of complaints."

He added the only solution, other than handing them back to Craven Council and risk them being permanently closed, was to undertake refurbishment.

"I'm really delighted with the finished result which creates an important facility visitors that our town and local residents deserve."

The refurbishment was carried out by Dobson Construction Ltd.

Meanwhile, the council has introduced a new cleaning regime and regular, random inspections throughout the day to keep the toilets in tip-top condition and to discourage any anti-social behaviour.

The toilets are open from 8am to 6pm and there is a voluntary donation of 20p. Users are also being asked to report any sign of damage to the town council.

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3:44pm Fri 18 Jul 14

disgusted tunbridge wells says...

I have to say we visited last week and they were spotless, it gives visitors a great impression of the town
I have to say we visited last week and they were spotless, it gives visitors a great impression of the town disgusted tunbridge wells
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11:33pm Tue 22 Jul 14

calmac says...

Obviously the Tunbridge Wells party didn't visit the bus station toilets a tale of two towns ? Visited these toilets because once again the bus station ones were out of order and it was nice to use a toilet and wash my hands not having to feel I had to use hand sanitiser after I left please tell me when they are going to rip the public inconveniences down in the bus station and think about the publics health and match the convenience of coach street car park, Health and safety spoils all the fun but it's only a few years behind ensuring public health safety regarding the bus station toilets.
Obviously the Tunbridge Wells party didn't visit the bus station toilets a tale of two towns ? Visited these toilets because once again the bus station ones were out of order and it was nice to use a toilet and wash my hands not having to feel I had to use hand sanitiser after I left please tell me when they are going to rip the public inconveniences down in the bus station and think about the publics health and match the convenience of coach street car park, Health and safety spoils all the fun but it's only a few years behind ensuring public health safety regarding the bus station toilets. calmac
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