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Town Clerk Welcomes Positive Feedback On Public Toilet Facility

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Photo of the new public toilets in Hailsham 

The new public toilet facility opened in Hailsham town centre six months ago has received positive feedback from residents and visitors.

The public toilet facility located in the former Cortlandt Stable Block in North Street (opposite the main post office) was opened to the public last August and comprises two cubicles, one of which is fully wheelchair accessible and includes baby-changing facilities.

The toilets are free to use and are open to the public seven days a week, from 8am to 6pm.

Town Clerk John Harrison said:

“Hailsham Town Council acknowledges the importance of public toilet availability and as a result of its commitment to provide clean, safe and accessible toilets, opened the new public toilets in North Street to replace those in Vicarage Field which were maintained and closed by Wealden District Council.

The Town Council did look into the possibility of refurbishing the former toilet block in Vicarage Field but due to its condition and high level of asbestos present, it proved too costly and the more viable option was to build new facilities from scratch in the building in North Street which the Council now leases.

Residents and visitors have welcomed the opening of the toilets in North Street and we have already received a lot of positive comments about the new facilities, particularly about how clean and accessible they are.

Hailsham is no different from other towns in experiencing difficulties with the provision of public toilets, however. Vandals have carried out three attacks on the facility since being opened, although the Town Council acted quickly to report each incident and undertake the necessary repairs as quickly as possible.

Hailsham is a growing market town and I’m sure these facilities will continue to be well used by townspeople and visitors.”

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Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: terry.hall@hailsham-tc.gov.uk