Work has started on a major upgrade for Audlem's public toilets. Workers have begun stripping out the building at the entrance to Audlem's main car park.
Audlem Parish Council is taking over responsibility for running the public toilets from Cheshire East Borough Council. The borough agreed to funding a revamp, estimated at £20,000, before handing over control to the parish.
Parish councillors Mike Hill and Bill Consterdine are overseeing the project and it is hoped that the upgrade might be finished by the end of July – although there is no guarantee that will be possible – in time for major village events such as the Transport Festival.
The revamped toilets should result in a less cramped building and greatly enlarged ladies, gents and disabled facilities. The unpopular automated ladies' toilet will be scrapped.
The refurbished toilets are expected to be free to use, although an honesty box is being considered to help defray the costs of upkeep.
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