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Boston's public toilets: Double the number?

A Community Toilet Scheme could soon be launched in Boston, doubling the number of loos available to the public in the town centre.

In addition to the three public toilets at the Cattle Market, Central Park and Lincoln Lane there could also be facilities for the public to use at Oldrids, St Botolph's Church (the Stump) and the new Waterfall Plaza shopping centre.

Boston Town Area Committee (BTAC) has been working on the project, in response to comments from the public and town centre businesses and traders.

Cllr Nigel Welton, chairman of BTAC, said: "Six public conveniences in a town centre the size of Boston's would be remarkable. There are very few towns these days which have so many toilets available for the public to use. Boston's would be conveniently placed to meet the needs of visitors, including those arriving by bus, shoppers and traders standing on the market.

"I want to thank those businesses which have come forward. They have recognised the potential for this project to increase footfall and trade. They all have attractions for shoppers and all, including the Stump, have cafes. I would be happy to hear from any other businesses who want to join this community scheme."

Public toilets are available at the Cattle Market, just outside the Central Park main entrance and Lincoln Lane from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

Subject to the scheme receiving approval from BTAC members at their meeting on Wednesday, January 11, toilets could also be available at Waterfall Plaza, in Bank Street, from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, Oldrids from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday and at the Stump every day from 8.30am to 4pm.

All three have offered use of their toilets by the public, with the council providing cleaning and toiletry supplies.