Work on public loo upgrades worth £663k starts with car park toilets

Work on public loo upgrades worth £663k starts with car park toilets

Work on public loo upgrades worth £663k starts with car park toilets

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Work will start on refurbishing York's public toilets today when Healthmatic begin a £663,000 upgrade.

The contractor will begin with the Union Terrace car and coach park toilets and follow with those in Nunnery Lane car park on March 31. Temporary facilities will be arranged or installed at both sites during the work.

The toilets at Front Street, Acomb, Coppergate Centre, Bootham Bar, Tanner Row and Silver Street will also be included.

The council expects that when the work finishes, all the public conveniences to have unisex cubicles and baby change facilities. They will all have 24-hour access, on payment of a 40p fee to open their gates, and an alarm cord for disabled users linked to a 24-hour helpline. Disabled users will continue to have access via a RADAR key for no charge.

City of York Council hopes the work will improve cleanliness and disabled access and make savings of £75,000.

It hopes the entry payment will cover the cost of automatic cleaning after each visit to complement daily visits by cleaners and help offset the cost of the refurbishment.

Healthmatic will also be responsible for maintaining the toilets.

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1:18pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Teabag1 says...

splutter!! 40p to use the loo! Jesus Christ, I would expect to get my bottom wiped for that much.
splutter!! 40p to use the loo! Jesus Christ, I would expect to get my bottom wiped for that much. Teabag1
  • Score: 9

2:18pm Mon 24 Mar 14

meme says...

How can any toilet refurbishments cost this much?
How can any toilet refurbishments cost this much? meme
  • Score: 8

3:13pm Mon 24 Mar 14

greenmonkey says...

No mention of St Georges Fields loos.
No mention of St Georges Fields loos. greenmonkey
  • Score: 3

3:16pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Oyy you says...

What about all park toilets that have been abandoned by this labour lot.....
What about all park toilets that have been abandoned by this labour lot..... Oyy you
  • Score: 8

3:52pm Mon 24 Mar 14

beretta says...

40p to spend a penny???????
I would put money on that when I need the loo late at night they'll be broken down or closed to save money
40p to spend a penny??????? I would put money on that when I need the loo late at night they'll be broken down or closed to save money beretta
  • Score: 5

5:31pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Owain ap Llwyd says...

meme wrote:
How can any toilet refurbishments cost this much?
Easy.
Little Jim and his bestess friend are experts on wasting public money in and around York.
The pair are hell bent on making York a has-been city.
[quote][p][bold]meme[/bold] wrote: How can any toilet refurbishments cost this much?[/p][/quote]Easy. Little Jim and his bestess friend are experts on wasting public money in and around York. The pair are hell bent on making York a has-been city. Owain ap Llwyd
  • Score: 4

3:01am Tue 25 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

"Healthmatic"... sounds like some sort of automatic robot that goes round injecting people with flu shots!!
"Healthmatic"... sounds like some sort of automatic robot that goes round injecting people with flu shots!! Magicman!
  • Score: 1

3:03am Tue 25 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

The article mentions 'automatic cleaning after each visit' which makes me wonder if these toilets will be rebuilt into seperate rooms with a coin slot by each door... a bit like some toilets in Blackpool, Scarborough and these single toilets you see on street corners.
The article mentions 'automatic cleaning after each visit' which makes me wonder if these toilets will be rebuilt into seperate rooms with a coin slot by each door... a bit like some toilets in Blackpool, Scarborough and these single toilets you see on street corners. Magicman!
  • Score: 1

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