Thorpe St Andrew toilet block to become new tourist information kiosk on River Green

The town council has agreed to keep part of the building, on River Green, off Yarmouth Road, as publ

The town council has agreed to keep part of the building, on River Green, off Yarmouth Road, as public toilets. Photo: Luke Powell. - Credit: Archant

A toilet block in Thorpe St Andrew is to be partly converted into a new tourist information kiosk for visitors to the town.

The town council has agreed to keep part of the building, on River Green, off Yarmouth Road, as publ

The town council has agreed to keep part of the building, on River Green, off Yarmouth Road, as public toilets. Photo: Luke Powell. - Credit: Archant

The town council has agreed to keep part of the building, on River Green, off Yarmouth Road, as public toilets.

It said the three existing gents' facilities will be retained, while the ladies' toilets will be converted into an office space.

A further two unisex and one disabled loo will be created as part of the scheme.

The proposals are part of Thorpe St Andrew Town Council's ongoing work to improve River Green, next to the River Yare.


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As well as serving as an information kiosk, it is hoped the building will be able to support a CCTV system for the area.

Town council clerk Thomas Foreman said: 'The council took the decision following the review of River Green, and we have been looking for a more permanent base in the area since taking back the moorings [from the Broads Authority].'

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The council had previously aimed to relocate a Grade II-listed summer house to River Green to serve as an information kiosk.

But Mr Foreman said this was no longer possible as Historic England was 'unlikely' to be sympathetic towards the idea.

The council said the transfer of ownership from Broadland District Council would include £25,000 which it would use to cover the conversion costs.

River Green is not the only area in Thorpe St Andrew which the town council has plans for.

In October, it is hoping to complete its £34,000 office move from Roxley Hall on Yarmouth Road, to the Fitzmaurice Pavilion, off Pound Lane.

The building, which saw its football changing room redeveloped, is to become the new council office.

Roxley Hall will continue to operate as a venue for community groups and the recently launched dementia cafe.

Meanwhile, on Monday, the town council will discuss another proposal put forward for Fitzmaurice Park by Norfolk Cricket Board.

It is seeking permission to install a non-turf cricket pitch for casual and short-format cricket games.

A letter from the cricket board states that the council would receive full funding for the project, as well as money for promotion and initial maintenance.

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