New £108,000 toilets finally open for business


Following long delays due to technical issues, the new public toilets in The Carrs have finally opened today.

The toilet block was due to open last week but on two occasions United Utilities were unable to locate their water main in order to make the mains water connection when they dug up the road. However, the water was finally connected on Wednesday, 19th July, so the toilets could open in time for the weekend.

The building contains one unisex and one disabled semi-automatic toilet which will be open from 8am to 6pm daily. There will be a 20p charge to use the toilets, which will go towards the cleaning and maintenance costs.

The toilet block also includes a refreshment kiosk which Wilmslow Town Council hope to have open in the next few weeks. As well to providing an additional facility for park users, it 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.

David Kendrick
Friday 21st July 2017 at 8:52 pm
£108k on some toilets! Are they gold plated for that money?! Madness
Mark Goldsmith
Saturday 22nd July 2017 at 6:47 am
No but they are vandal proof with a 25 year life span from a reliable manufacturer.

Given the unbelievable difficulty experienced from Cheshire East in getting this site ready and plumbed in, a self-build option would never of happened. Plus it would be a far bigger risk than this purpose built option.

This new facility also has a kiosk too, the rent of which will help subsidise this cost. The kiosk will also provide the users of the Carrs, the opportunity to grab a nice coffee or snack too.

Alternatively, Wilmslow Town Council could of waited for Cheshire East to do nothing but instead have added a welcome facility to this area.

Therefore, all-in-all, I think they should be congratulated on this one.