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Council making ''significant'' investment in public conveniences

Cllr Johnny Denis
Cllr Johnny Denis, Lead Member for Customers and Communities

A cabinet councillor at Lewes District Council has welcomed new council investment in local public conveniences across Lewes district.

The council is soon to begin a £150,000 programme of work that will see improvements at a number of public conveniences, starting with extensive refurbishment of toilet facilities in Western Road in Lewes.

Councillor Johnny Denis, Cabinet Member for Communities and Customers, said: "There is no doubt that over the last 10 years public conveniences in many towns have fallen down the list of priorities. Councils have had to adjust to the cuts in government funding to local authorities and so many public toilets have become neglected as a result, not helped of course by vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

"I'm delighted that we have been able to allocate this significant amount of money to improving these toilets and we have also applied for additional funding through the Changing Places Toilets scheme that, if successful, would allow additional facilities to be created."

Work is due to be completed in spring 2022.