Public toilet facilities in Burnham-On-Sea are set to get a major uplift under new plans announced this week.

Sedgemoor District Council plans to replace the public toilets at Crosses Penn and in the Oxford Street car park with new buildings while the facilities on The Esplanade will be refurbished.

The plans are included in a report to the full council by Sedgemoor Executive Member Mark Healey this week.

He says: “The winter months will give us the opportunity to move ahead with the refurbishment of the Esplanade public toilets and the replacement of the prefab blocks with totally new units at Oxford Street and Crosses Penn in Burnham-On-Sea. The target will be for sparkling new facilities to be available to residents and tourists alike in Spring 2022.”

The proposals were welcomed by Cllr Phil Harvey during a Burnham and Highbridge Town Council meeting on Monday night (October 4th).

Cllr Harvey, pictured, said: “I’ve been pushing for improvements for some time and I am delighted to see these upgrades, which are a significant investment by the district council.”

“Given that the provision of public loos is no longer a statutory duty for district councils, and the Town Council has to pay all the cost of the one in Highbridge and half the costs of those in Burnham, this is a pleasant surprise. A big thank you goes to Sedgemoor District Council.”


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