Date published: 7th March 2022

Work has started in the Stearman’s Yard Car Park, Wells-next-the-Sea to provide a new toilet block to the town.

Aspect, the contractors for the work, are demolishing the toilet block at the car park in Wells, with plans to begin demolition for a similar scheme at the Queens Road Car Park in Fakenham from 21 March 2022.

Wells Councillor, Peter Fisher

Cllr. Tim Adams, Cllr. Peter Fisher, Simon Hawken (Aspect), Russell Tanner (NNDC)

The demolition of the old block marks the first step in a project, representing a £568,000 investment by the Council to bring new toilets to Wells and Fakenham.

The new toilets are both water and energy efficient, with male & female facilities, a gender-neutral room, family room and accessible toilets, with Changing Places facilities inside.

Architects impression of new block in Wells

Architects impression of new block in Fakenham

Many residents and visitors with accessibility requirements plan their trips around the availability of accessible facilities like the Changing Places rooms.

The introduction of these facilities to more towns in means that more can visit without worry.

Alternative public conveniences in these towns will remain open throughout works to provide these new facilities.

Once these schemes at Wells and Fakenham are completed and open to the public, works will then commence to provide new facilities in North Walsham and Sheringham.

The Council regards the provision of good quality public conveniences as a key service, underpinning the district’s tourism offering as well as town centre economies.

Listen to Cllr. Tim Adams at the Stearman's Yard site:

 Cllr Lucy Shires, portfolio holder for Organisational Resources said:

“We’re delighted to be investing into our public facilities, making sure that both residents and visitors alike have access to public amenities that are efficient, clean and modern.

These facilities are inclusive and accessible, giving people the confidence that wherever they choose to go, their needs are met.”

Materials from the demolitions will be recycled and re-used in car park repairs.

View a full list of Public Toilets and Changing Places facilities

Last updated: 12th April 2023