More public toilets are needed for shoppers who are caught off guard on the main street in Scunthorpe, councilors say.
There are amenities at either end of downtown. However, politicians have received complaints from people who say there are no free facilities in the main shopping area of Scunthorpe.
Councilors Lorraine Yeadon and Mashook Ali say improvements are needed to help older people and young people who may not be able to wait. They asked North Lincolnshire Council to make sure the toilets are never far away.
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Councilors Yeadon and Ali said: ‘Life can be difficult for visitors to Scunthorpe who find themselves ‘taken aback’ and need to get to the toilet quickly. The public cannot rely on toilets in cafes as you have to buy something to receive the code to use their toilets and many cannot afford to do so.
“There is a great distance between the market, Scunthorpe Central and the bus station and corner toilets at Dunstall Street and Britannia. It’s just too far for many old people and young children to travel when they urgently need a toilet.
‘In our view this will further discourage some local people from using the high street shops. We ask what North Lincolnshire Council is going to do about it? »
North Lincolnshire Council did not respond to a request for comment at the time of writing.
Where are the public toilets in the city center and when are they open?
Automated public convenience at the bus station – 24/7
Britannia Corner – Open Monday to Saturday – Currently 8.30am to 2pm due to a shortage of staff; from April 11 will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Saturday
Dunstall Street, Scunthorpe – Open 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday
St Johns Market – Open Tuesday to Saturday
2021 – Open Tuesday to Saturday
Scunthorpe Central – Open Monday to Friday