Date published: 5th January 2023
North Norfolk District Council are continuing to deliver high-quality, inclusive and accessible public facilities across the district.
The new toilet block in Vicarage Street Car Park, North Walsham will include male and female facilities, a family room, a gender-neutral room, an accessible room and a room with Changing Places facilities inside. A new accessible disabled parking space will also be provided close to the Changing Places facilities to assist residents and visitors with accessibility requirements.
These new facilities will be both water and energy efficient, with water-saving flushing, surface water retention for groundwater, LED lighting and solar panels on the roof.
The demolition of the existing toilet block will start the week commencing January 9, with the new facilities expected to be open in June 2023.
Alternative public conveniences in the town will remain open throughout the works to provide these new facilities. The closest toilet block is on New Road, which has also recently undergone a refurbishment.
The Council regards the provision of high-quality public conveniences as a key service underpinning the District’s tourism offering as well as town centre economies.
Cllr. Richard Kershaw, portfolio holder for Sustainable Growth, said:
“This investment of close to £400k by the Council is a further endorsement of the huge investment NNDC and its partners are making in North Walsham.
“It is another addition to the work already undertaken by the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) project, which is delivering greener and more attractive public spaces, a revitalised marketplace and building improvements. It is a testament to our ambition to improve our market towns, increase footfall and trade and offer an enhanced experience for our residents, visitors and tourists”.
The Council has recently re-opened the Stearman’s Yard public facilities after a nine-month renovation to bring these state of the art facilities to Wells.
The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities have contributed a £50k grant to the Changing Places provisions.
Last updated: 12th April 2023