New £100,000 toilet block in the pipeline


The groundworks are now well underway to accommodate the new public toilet block at the Carrs which is expected to open later in the Spring.

The building, which has already been manufactured off-site, will contain one unisex toilet and one disabled toilet and be located in the corner of the car park - replacing three parking spaces.

Wilmslow Town Council have signed a 30 year lease with Cheshire East Council for this section of the car park in return for £1 and a peppercorn rent.

Town Clerk Matthew Jackson said "We can expect the toilet block to be delivered in approximately two weeks time. However, they will not be operational as the utility company connections can take up to 4 weeks following the arrival on site of the building."

As a result a precise date for the opening of the toilets cannot be determined at this stage.

Matthew added "The major groundwork disruption that you see currently will be completed prior to the start of the Easter holidays."

The semi-automatic toilets will be open from 8am to 6pm daily and the use of the toilets will cost 20p, which will also be used towards cleaning and maintenance costs.

The toilet block will be equipped with cctv to all elevations and includes a refreshment kiosk which, as well to providing an additional facility for park users, will generate an income which the Town Council will use to help cover ongoing costs.

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 and Wilmslow Town Council are covering the rest.

Public Toilets, The Carrs, Wilmslow Town Council


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Jo McGuire
Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 4:52 pm
I feel the toilets (minus the refreshment kiosk) would have been more useful if built on the old Twinnies Bridge site. The opening hours are not exactly great either!
Jonathan Follows
Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 5:47 pm
The email summary said "New 100,000 toilet block in the pipeline" which conjured up interesting images of a vast toilet block ......
Ryan Dance
Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 5:52 pm
Excellent news. At least 2 years in the planning ......(china has built circa 70 airports inside 3 years).

We got there in the end. To all the doubters. You are deluded. It's a kids play area and a heavily used recreational space. It needs toilets.

Common sense for once prevailed.
Malcolm Elliott
Tuesday 21st March 2017 at 11:51 pm
How long will it be before it is closed,locked,barred, bolted, out of bounds,unserviceable with
a sign on the gate advising intending users that it will be out of use until further notice (no reason given ) and the nearest alternative is NOT Twinnies Bridge or Sainsburys' car park but in fact Manchester Airport ?