Council-run public toilets begin to re-open
Posted on 10 Jul 2020
North Ayrshire Council is to begin the phased re-opening of its public toilets as Covid-19 restrictions are eased nationwide.
The facilities were closed in March as lockdown was introduced to combat the spread of Coronavirus.
Now, as we enter the latest stage of the route map out of lockdown, the Council is starting to re-open the public toilets which are under its ownership.
The toilets at Pierhead, Gallowgate Street in Largs will be first to re-open tomorrow (Saturday, July 11).
The toilet facilities at the Braes in Saltcoats and Ardrossan South Beach are scheduled to open by Monday, July 13.
And the toilets at Melbourne Gardens in Saltcoats and Mackerston in Largs, are expected to re-open by Wednesday, July 15. [EDIT] The toilets at Broomfields in Largs are now expected to open on Friday, July 17. All of these scheduled openings will be subject to water quality checks.
Unfortunately, the toilets at the Pencil and Aubrey Park, Largs, will remain out of use for the immediate future as these facilities require significant work to be carried out.
Councillor Jim Montgomerie, Cabinet Member for Green New Deal & Sustainability, said: “We have introduced a number of measures to ensure that the toilets can re-open safely.
“This includes carrying out risk assessments, extensive cleaning, staff training and water testing.
“We would ask users to respect the signage in the toilets to ensure the safety of all users.
“In the meantime, we would like to thank residents for their continued support and adherence to the guidelines – it has not been an easy time but we are gradually coming through this and it’s important that we continue to follow advice to stop the virus from spreading.”