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NFDC opens beach hut-style toilet block at Barton

PUBLIC toilets designed to look like a beach hut have been opened at Barton.

NFDC said the building has an “innovative design” that suits its coastal surroundings, with each cubicle door a different colour.

The council officially opened the toilets on Wednesday to coincide with World Toilet Day on Sunday and took the opportunity to show guests around.

The opening of the new toilet blocks
The opening of the new toilet blocks

The council said the brightly coloured doors were chosen to help visually impaired people and are coated in aluminium to have greater resilience against coastal weather conditiions.

NFDC spokesperson for environment and sustainability, Cllr Geoffrey Blunden, said: “These toilets are in a popular area and are well used by our residents, day trippers and holidaymakers. For a lot of people, knowing there are toilets nearby gives real peace of mind when deciding on a trip out.

“The importance of fresh water and sanitation can’t be underestimated worldwide, and I would encourage people who feel strongly about this to make donations to charities such as Water Aid who are committed to that provision.”

The new toilets are open seven days a week, except Christmas Day, from 6am, until midnight.

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