Council to decide on £14,000 bid for new public toilets on Sidmouth seafront

Civic leaders are set to decide on whether to splash £14,000 on a trio of new public toilets on Sidmouth seafront.

Plans to spend a penny or two to provide the loos at the Seafront Amenity Building, on The Esplanade, have been in the pipeline for months.

Members agreed to the idea in October last year as part of their pre-budget talks.

A decision to rubber-stamp the scheme will be made by Sidmouth Town Council on Monday (January 6).

It is proposed that £7,497 of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) money – cash from developers – is used for the project.

A further £6,502 from the authority’s reserves has also been earmarked.

The cash will pay for the ‘build cost of the provision of three new public conveniences’.

Additional funding for cleaning and opening will then need to be included in the council’s budget.

The Seafront Amenity Building, also known as The Arches, currently features a single loo, showers and a water refill station.

Public toilets at the Three Cornered Plot are currently the nearest conveniences to the area.

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