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New public toilets due to open in Hailsham

New public toilets due to open in Hailsham

A new public toilet facility is due to open in Hailsham in the next few days.

Hailsham Town Council said apart from a few last minute touches, the facility is complete and will be opening its doors to the public soon.

The facility is located in the former Cortlandt Stable Block at 2 North Street, which also houses the Hailsham Works! project, and is leased long-term by the town council.

The unisex facility comprises two cubicles, one of which is fully wheelchair accessible and includes baby-changing facilities. The facilities have been constructed from the latest modern and hard-wearing materials and have been completed to an extremely high standard, the council said.

Town Clerk, John Harrison, said: “I am delighted to be able to announce that the completion of the long awaited public toilets project is imminent. It has taken a long time to find the right building and to put everything in place necessary to provide Hailsham with this much needed facility in the centre of town.”

The next step will be to ensure adequate signage is positioned in and around the town to ensure townspeople, shoppers and visitors alike are aware of the facility. The town council is currently working with East Sussex County Council’s Highways Team to put this in place and also has lodged an application to register the toilets with Wealden District Council’s Community Toilet Scheme to ensure information about it is prevalent.

 

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