Park toilets flushed with success


The public toilets in The Carrs have been hailed a huge success with figures showing that they have now been flushed 7000 times since opening just under six months ago.

Speaking at the Town Council meeting on Monday, 15th January, Town Clerk Matthew Jackson said "We anticipated 5000 flushes in a year and we've had 7000 in six months.

"Despite that we are still holding an invoice from the supplier, because whilst I say it's 7000 flushes it's not actually 7000 flushes it's more than 7000 flushes because we still have an issue with the flushing system, which is holding up the final payment."

Wilmslow Town Council have a £10,000 invoice which will go through when the problem is resolved.

Cllr Martin Watkins commented "Ten days ago at the weekend I was down at The Carrs at 3.30pm in the afternoon, it was freezing cold - about 3 degrees - and the kids play area and the Rotagym there were absolutely heaving and the kiosk was doing a roaring trade. If they can do that in a weekend in January, when it's freezing cold then good on them."

Town Clerk Matthew Jackson added "It's certainly held up at the weekends. This Sunday and the Sunday before were the best days since the October half term. So although it's cold there's certainly business there at the weekends."

He continued "What it does do is make the issue of the size of the car park at The Carrs more of an issue. We unfortunately lost three spaces by putting the toilets there but there were big parking issues last Sunday. They were parking all the way up the pavement up Cliff Road and there were tickets being given out all over the place and that's not just because they've lost three spaces, they could have done with an extra forty spaces."

The public toilets in The Carrs were opened towards the end of July last year at a cost of around £108,000 - £30,000 of which has come from section 106 monies passed over by Cheshire East Council. Wilmslow Town Council covered the rest.

The building contains two unisex toilets with baby changing facilities, one of which is a disabled toilet. and is open from 8am to 6pm daily.

There is a 20p charge to use the toilets, which goes towards covering the cleaning and maintenance costs.

Have you or your family used the new public toilets in The Carrs? Do you think they are a welcome addition to the town park? Share your views via the comment box below.

Public Toilets, The Carrs


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

Nik Eastwood
Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 6:38 pm
The car parking spaces disappeared when they built Wilmslow Parish Hall.
Thursday 18th January 2018 at 8:55 am
I think the area is improved by the addition of the toilets and it makes it look like the town cares about residents and visitors because it is willing to provide facilities. The little kiosk is a godsend in either hot or cold weather to walkers and to parents with children.
Martin Kitchin
Saturday 20th January 2018 at 9:13 am
I agree with you Jackie.

Much smarter , beautifully clean and as you say the cafe is a godsend. Our grandchildren will love it.

Thank you Wilmslow Town Council for thinking of residents. I hope you sort out the flushing charge.
John Mills
Sunday 21st January 2018 at 1:47 pm
Well run and managed by our very able Town Clerk who can now add a new talent to his CV, long may they retain the smart appearance and hopefully the cafe will continue its success
Alan Brown
Friday 2nd February 2018 at 11:37 am
Prior to the Parish Hall, there were school buildings on this site - not car parking spaces.