New Broadway toilets open

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The doors are now open to Stratford's new public toilets. The upgrade has taken just over two months to complete and Council is happy with the result.

Located behind the clock tower on Broadway, the toilets continue the Tudor Elizabethan theme. There are six toilets in total, with two accessible toilets which include baby change tables.

Director Assets Sven Hanne says, "We expect residents and visitors to the town will enjoy them. They tick all the boxes we set out to achieve. Being raised to street level they are more accessible; keeping with the Tudor theme they create interest for tourists and tie into the clock tower, and of course they function as toilets."

There is some additional landscaping and painting to be completed, however the toilets themselves are up and flushing.

"In an attempt to balance the need for toilets at all hours with a desire to minimise vandalism, one of the toilets is open 24 hours a day while the other five are being closed from 8.00pm until 6.00am daily. This split will be monitored and may change if needed," says Sven.

Soon the Percy Thomson Gallery will be running a competition to put the finishing touches to the toilet block. "On the front of the toilet block there is an empty frame on either side. The gallery will run a competition calling for concepts of woodcut images. The winning designs will then go on the front of the block to complete the look."

The upgrade of the new public toilets on Broadway is part of the wider development of Broadway and Prospero Place.