Toilet refurbishments in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston are completed by council

The improved interior of the jetty toilet
Picture: GYBC

The improved interior of the jetty toilet Picture: GYBC - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has refurbished two of the most well used public toilet blocks in the borough as part of ongoing work to improve public conveniences for residents and tourists.

Ahead of the summer season, the Jetty toilets, in Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, and the Feathers Plain toilets, in Gorleston High Street, have been revamped internally, with upgrades to the men's, women's and disabled toilets.

And the council's environment committee has now agreed to invest another £160,000 to refurbish two more popular year-round public conveniences during the next financial year: The Conge, in Great Yarmouth, and Pier Head, in Gorleston.

The planned upgrades at Pier Head include a fully operational 'Changing Places' facility for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis, who often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably.

Cllr Carl Smith, the committee's chairman, said: 'The Jetty and Feathers Plain are among the most well used year-round public toilet blocks in the borough and were in need of modernisation. This crucial refurbishment work, completed ahead of the 2017 summer season, has enhanced the visiting experience for residents and tourists alike, as the photos illustrate well.

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'The Jetty has a completely new suspended ceiling with LED lights, new wall panels, a new floor and new sanitary ware. Feathers Plain, which already had LED lights, had its ceiling repaired and repainted, as well as a new floor, wall panels, cubicles and sanitary ware. New 'sensitive' taps have been installed in the disabled toilets at both blocks.

'Looking ahead, the council is pleased to be refurbishing another two of the most well used year-round toilet blocks, in addition to providing, for the benefit of our most severely disabled residents and visitors, a 'Changing Places' toilet at Gorleston to compliment the one already at the Marina Centre, which is available for general public access.'

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