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Harleston toilets in Bullock Fair Close open

Chris Lown, Steve Cox and Lynda Ling. Picture by Mark Bullimore.
Chris Lown, Steve Cox and Lynda Ling. Picture by Mark Bullimore.

The public toilets in Harleston have been making news in the Diss Express since 2015.

After their installation, the self-cleaning toilets, which were dubbed as state-of-the-art facilities, were plagued by vandalism and complaints by residents and users.

When South Norfolk Council approached Harleston Town Council about taking over responsibility for running the toilets, the town council was given the choice of keeping the new block or having the old toilets refurbished.

Harleston Town Council chose the latter.

This year marks the completion of the £58,000 revamp project of the old toilet block in Bullock Fair Close.

“It looks very nice up there and we’ve had lots of compliments already,” said town clerk Lynda Ling.

“It’s definitely a positive for the town to have free toilets. It’s all about keeping Harleston vibrant and attracting visitors.”

The new facilities, which opened earlier this month, are free of charge and are equipped with baby-changing facilities in both the male and female toilets.

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