Six public toilets now available in Boston town centre
The number of public toilets in Boston town centre has doubled to six following the launch of a community toilet scheme making some shop loos available.
The initiative by the Prosperous Boston Task and Finish Group, actioned by BTAC, Boston Town Area Committee, has been applauded by a national organisation. Mr Raymond Fowler, of the British Toilet Association, praised those behind the scheme and the participants.
In addition to the three public toilets at the Cattle Market, Central Park and Lincoln Lane the public can now also use toilets at Oldrids, St Botolph's Church (the Stump) and the new Waterfall Plaza shopping centre. Signage indicating toilets at these locations can be used by the public will be displayed.
Cllr Nigel Welton, chairman of BTAC, said: "There are very few towns these days which have so many toilets available for the public to use. These are 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, the Stump every day from 8.30am to 4pm and Asda from 8am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday.
All three have offered use of their toilets by the public, with the council providing some cleaning and toiletry supplies.