close
close

Toilets at Lake Slipway have reopened – Isle of Wight Radio

Toilets at Lake Slipway have reopened – Isle of Wight Radio

Toilets at Lake Slipway have reopened – Isle of Wight Radio

Following extensive repairs and renovations, including the commissioning of a new purpose-built pump, repairs to a broken pipe and other vital engineering work, Lake Parish Council has reopened the public toilets at Lake Slipway.

Access to the site, following a cliff fall and repair work to the promenade, as well as incidents of anti-social behaviour, as well as the complexity of the engineering works, have added to delays in its reopening, with the Parish Council aware of the vulnerability of the site in the longer term.

Parish Chairman Paul Brading said:

“This has been a very frustrating process and we have reopened as quickly as possible. We thank everyone who made this possible, but recognize that any future damage could result in further closure and costs to the parish.”

Lake Parish Council is also in the process of replacing the New Road Toilets, following persistent vandalism and anti-social behaviour. The Lake Cliff Gardens Toilets were previously replaced. Funds have been made available to provide a longer term solution for the Slipway Toilets.

Cllr Brading concluded:

“It is a very vulnerable facility in a very vulnerable location, and cleaning is limited to the beginning and end of the day.

“We hope that all users of the facility appreciate the time and resources spent to enable its reopening in time for the summer season and ensure the longer-term supply of this much-needed utility.”