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Wishaw Toilets To Close
The public toilets in Wishaw town centre are to close. Councillors have voted to do away with the facility in Kenilworth Avenue. It will bring an annual saving of £61,183 for the council.
The facility in the Coltness gatehouse building is currently staffed by two part-time employees.
But the council insist their jobs are not under threat as both will be offered the chance to re-deploy.
Councillors at a recent meeting of the Environmental Services Committee agreed to the proposal.
The move comes because there will be public toilet facilities provided in the new £23million health centre/library hub under construction a short distance from the existing facility.
Following completion of the Wishaw hub project, it is proposed that free toilets will be provided adjacent to the main entrance to the new building.
The council say these will operate as non-attended facilities, similar to those found within major supermarkets.
Graham Patrick, head of facility support services at the council, said: “Public toilets will be provided within the new building being constructed in Wishaw to accommodate council and health services. When this building opens, which is expected to happen by the end of August, the existing public toilets at Kenilworth Avenue will close.
“The new toilets will include disabled access facilities and will be available during the building’s opening hours which are expected to be Monday to Friday 8.45am to 7.30pm and Saturdays 9.30am to 4.30pm.”