Work underway to build new £108,000 toilet block

Wilmslow Town Council is delighted to report that the lease and license agreements are now in place and that the construction phase of the project to bring toilet facilities to the Carrs Park can now commence.

The facility, which will provide one unisex toilet and one disabled toilet, has been manufactured off-site.

The building will be located in the corner of the car park, resulting in the removal of three car parking spaces. The Council will lease this part of the car park to Wilmslow Town Council for a term of 30 years in return for £1 and a peppercorn rent.

Ground works to accommodate the facility and the utility services are due to commence in early March and they are expected to be ready for opening later in the spring.

The building is clad in brick, equipped with cctv to all elevations and the toilets are semi-automatic.

There is also a refreshment kiosk located in the building which will provide an additional facility for park users and the income generated to the Town Council will fund on-going cleaning and maintenance costs.

The intention is for the toilets and kiosk to be open from 8am to 6pm daily and the use of the toilets will incur a charge of 20 pence, which will also be used towards future costs.

Matthew Jackson, Clerk of Wilmslow Town Council said "Greenham Commercial Ltd are acting as commercial agents for Wilmslow Town Council and all enquiries relating to the leasing of the Kiosk should be made directly to their office at 11, Market Place, Macclesfield."

The overall cost of the project is in the region of £108,000, £30,000 of which has come from section 106 monies passed over by Cheshire East Council. Wilmslow Town Council earmarked £65,000 for the scheme and the balance will come from their general reserves.

Photos: The corner of the car park where the new toilets will be located. The Kiosk's serving hatch which will face towards the playground. Elevation that will face towards the Car Park and Cliff Road, showing the entrances to the two toilet cubicles and the refreshment kiosk.

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Nick Jones
Friday 10th February 2017 at 4:29 pm
An awful of of pennies to be spent here !!
Oliver Romain
Sunday 12th February 2017 at 12:26 am
Why charge users 20 pence? Ridiculous.
Angela McPake
Sunday 12th February 2017 at 12:54 pm
For two reasons Oliver. Firstly the advice we have taken tells us that a chargeable facility is less likely to be vandalised and secondly, to help defray some of the on going maintenance and cleaning costs.

Hope that makes sense
Cllr Angela McPake
Tony Hughes
Monday 13th February 2017 at 6:23 am
20 pence is nothing. Well worth it if you've got a little one in need.
John Yajima
Wednesday 15th February 2017 at 10:40 am
Bit beyond me: residents arguing over 20p entrance having just paid £108,000 for a small pre fab.
Estelle Lewis
Thursday 16th February 2017 at 6:42 pm
............... and the toilets in the Styal Rd entrance car-park? If the council have no intention of opening them again, how about pulling the block down and give us more parking spaces?
Simon Worthington
Friday 17th February 2017 at 7:24 am
This land was donated to the people of Wilmslow almost 100 years ago. What right does the council have to rent any part of it to anyone or dictate it's use?
Given how long this has all taken surely any doubts about the competency of East Cheshire Council and their other grandiose plans are now dispelled.