Date published: 9th July 2024

Work is to begin to deliver new public toilets in Holt at the Albert Street car park.

Albert Street has had temporary toilet facilities since 2022, when the public toilets closed following vehicular damage.  

The proposed plans will involve removing the temporary toilets, demolishing the old block and rebuilding new facilities on the same site.

The new toilets will be energy and water efficient as well as accessible, with a Changing Places facility to be included.

The toilets will be closed from Wednesday July 10 and the electric vehicle charge points will be unavailable for the duration of the works programme, expected to last around 15 weeks.

Alternative toilet provision can be found on Church Street, where Holt Town Council own facilities adjacent to Holt Library.

Cllr. Lucy Shires, portfolio holder for Finance, Estates & Property Services said:

“It’s really important for the Council to continue to not only deliver high quality public facilities, but also facilities that can meet the needs of residents or visitors to our towns that have complex health and mobility issues.

At a time when many authorities are closing their public toilets,  we are pleased we are in a position to not only provide these facilities, but also invest further into our towns through new facilities.”

Holt is the latest of North Norfolk’s principal towns to receive new public facilities, improving the accessible offering in the town, and marking the seventh Changing Places facility the Council will have provided. 

The provision of public toilets is not a statutory requirement for local government; however, the Council regards the provision of high-quality public conveniences as a key service, underpinning the District’s tourism offering as well as our town centre economies.

Last updated: 9th July 2024