Councillors welcome opening of Western Road toilets

Western Road public toilets

The toilets in Western Road in Lewes have reopened after Lewes District Council completed an £80,0000 renovation.

The combination of cuts in government funding for local authorities, anti-social behaviour and vandalism, had left the facilities in a poor state of repair.

When the Co-operative Alliance took control of Lewes District Council, the renovation and maintenance of public toilets was prioritised.

Councillor Johnny Denis, Cabinet Member for Communities and Customers, said:

“We made a promise to improve the public toilets in the district and the opening of the Western Road facilities is proof positive of that commitment.

“The toilets have been transformed and reflecting a standard that we want to achieve within all our public conveniences.”

The council has also installed a ‘parklet’ in Western Road that provides seating, planters and secure parking for bikes. 

Councillor Matthew Bird, Cabinet Member for Sustainability, said:

“With the refurbished public toilets and the new parklet now in place, the experience for passers-by and the street scene generally has greatly improved.

“The public realm is important and has been neglected in the past, but the Co-operative Alliance is determined to reverse that trend and I’m delighted that so many people are pleased with the progress we are making."