Spending a bit more than a penny on toilets

As reported back in August, the Isle of Wight council propose spending £500,000 on public toilet refurbishment.

Cabinet member for Cabinet Member for Procurement, Fire, Highways and Transport, Cllr Edward Giles, has now made the delegated decision to go ahead with the proposal, which will initially see refurbishment of conveniences located at

  • Shanklin: Rylstone Gardens
  • Ventnor: Marlborough Road
  • East Cowes: Osborne Road
  • Totland: Colwell Bay
  • Ryde: Western Esplanade
  • Sandown: Sandham Grounds

Once the tendering of above tranche has been completed, a second tranche incorporating the next highest priority facilities will be identified for refurbishment from the remaining budget.

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Thursday, 6th September, 2012 9:59am


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random bloke

I know… if theres not enough refurbishment budget to go round, close some more loos to make it look like you’re doing more. No-one will see through that will they? Its foolproof…

Oh, no wait… I mean to say they will definitely see through it and its foolhardy. sorry.

This may actually be some good news at last. But what does ‘refurbishing’ the toilets mean? The toilets at Rylstone Gardens in Shanklin are some of the best public toilets on the Island. (Yup, not saying much, I know.) I have no idea about the men’s, but the women’s loos at Rylstone Gardens have a beautiful tiled floor, loos with high-level cisterns so they always work, two… Read more »