Cllr Eddie Giles is being asked to make an Isle of Wight council delegated decision to approve public toilet refurbishment costs of £500,000.
The expenditure would see six public toilets brought up to refurbished standard in time for the main 2013 tourist season.
The six toilets that have been earmarked for refurbishment are:
- Shanklin: Rylstone Gardens;
- Ventnor: Marlborough Road;
- East Cowes: Osborne Road;
- Totland: Colwell Bay;
- Ryde: Western Esplanade;
- Sandown: Sandham Grounds.
Following the tendering of tranche one, the council say, “a second tranche incorporating the next highest priority facilities will be identified for refurbishment from the remaining budget.”
Positive impact on all protected characteristics groups
The equality impact assessment undertaken in respect of the 2012/13 programme of refurbishment concludes that the “investment of £500,000 into the refurbishment of public conveniences is believed to have a positive impact on all of the protected characteristics groups, especially for people with a disability and for parents with young children, as well as the public in general.”
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