We are very pleased to share this good news story with our members and wish to thank Cllr Nicola Lowery, Ward Member for the Ironbridge Gorge for her support.
Work to renovate the public toilets in the Museum of the Gorge car park and Market Square in the Ironbridge Gorge will begin on Monday 8th January, 2018.
The work will falls into 2 distinct phases with one set of toilets being refurbished at a time with toilet facilities to be available for public use at each, during usual opening hours. The Museum of the Gorge toilets will being first on 8th – 25th January with the toilets in the Market Square provisionally beginning on 29th January.
The Museum of the Gorge toilets will be stripped out and the existing sanitary ware including cisterns in service areas replaced along with a complete internal redecoration of male, female, disabled toilets with improvements to baby change facilities and disabled toilets to include the replacement of lighting. In the Market Square there will again be a complete internal redecoration of male, female, disabled toilets and baby change facilities and refurbishment of sanitary ware and hand wash units and lighting.
Cllr Nicola Lowery, Ward Member for the Ironbridge Gorge said: “I am delighted to confirm that following on from representations from myself as the Ward Member, The Gorge Parish Council, the Cabinet Member and many local residents and businesses, that both public toilets in the Museum of the Gorge car park and the Market Square will be renovated.
“The toilet blocks currently aren’t at the standard required for the World Heritage Site and do not create a positive first impression of our destination, therefore this work is vital to ensure our facilities are brought up to a better standard. The works will see a complete internal redecoration of both toilets as well as improvements to baby change facilities and disabled toilets. I have also been working with the Council to ensure that the disabled toilets are stoma friendly having been approached by Telford’s Patients First Group as part of their campaign “Not all disabilities being visible”. I am delighted to confirm that the planned works will incorporate the suggestions made to ensure that the disabled toilets are stoma friendly and would like to thank Telford’s Patients First Group for contacting me about this important issue and to Shropshire Disability Network for also raising this.
“I know the renovation of both toilets is something many residents, businesses and visitors to the Gorge have been keen to see addressed, so it is brilliant to see this joint project come forward and the investment being made to improve the facilities within Ironbridge to ensure the World Heritage site is appropriately maintained”.