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Mere's Mouth toilets could close from April




Mere's Mouth toilet block. Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography
Mere's Mouth toilet block. Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography

The Mere’s Mouth toilets is Diss could be closed from April.

That is the warning from South Norfolk Council, which says it won't be budgeting to run the toilets from this point and is still waiting for the town council to fulfil its obligation to take over responsibility.

Meanwhile the town council said the ultimatum from the district council is "news to us".

District councillor Keith Kiddie said: “This seems to have been going on forever and, no matter what the district council does, the town council appears to look for excuses to not progress the redevelopment of the toilets.

A stain on the ceiling of the men's toilets
A stain on the ceiling of the men's toilets

“Diss Town Council has an obligation to take on responsibility for the toilets as part of an agreement made with them in 2015.

“The district council has fulfilled its part of that agreement with a grant of £400,000 towards the construction of the Heritage Triangle.

Graffiti in the men's cubicles
Graffiti in the men's cubicles

“But, it is now four years later and we are still waiting for the town council to honour its commitment.”

Town clerk, Sarah Richards, said the council would be meeting to discuss the toilets this month, and hoped to agree management and refurbishment plans "ASAP".

This article including the full South Norfolk Council statement appears in Diss Express, March 8 edition, out now.



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