Local campaigners have been seeking financial support from Cheshire East council to bring Audlem's public toilets on the car park up to scratch. This week's Chronicle indicates that support will be forthcoming.
It is estimated it will cost £20,000 to make the outdated facilities suitable for visitors and residents alike. Detailed plans have been drawn up and the work needs to be completed before any responsibility for operating them is devolved down to Audlem Parish Council from Cheshire East.
In the Chronicle article, the response to the financial position is encouraging. Cheshire East cabinet member for environmental services Councillor Rod Menlove hopes the council will be in a position to grant the village's wish.
He says: "It is the council's intention to make a contribution to Audlem Parish Council for the refurbishment of these toilets so it is in a position to take on responsibility for them. We have earmarked funds to facilitate this process."
Cllr Menlove adds: "This is in keeping with our policy to transfer and devolve services to towns and parishes as part of the council's commitment to localism."
The Chronicle article includes a photo of parish councillors Mike Hill and David Rowe holding the plans for the refurbishment which have been drawn up locally and will, it is hoped, be carried out by local craftsmen.
The campaign to keep Audlem's toilets could be raised a notch next week. More on this as soon as we can release the news.
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