Concern over access to public loos

PUBLISHED: 13:49 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:27 15 June 2010

A TOWN councillor is concerned that East Devon District Council is to refurbish hard to access" public toilets in King Street after demolishing two other blocks in the town to save money.

A TOWN councillor is concerned that East Devon District Council is to refurbish "hard to access" public toilets in King Street - after demolishing two other blocks in the town to save money.Councillor Roy Coombs was in favour of all four of Honiton's public loos remaining open, but was surprised when the King Street facilities survived the axe."Although deceptively modern, they are hard to access," he told the Herald."There is a very narrow pavement on one side of the road only at the Star Inn. You can by-pass that by going through Kings Court, but that is now closed."Direct access through Black Lion Court is no longer open 24 hours a day."For visitors, people in cars, it's a difficult junction in a very tucked away site."Councillor Coombs says he would prefer the district council to spend cash earmarked for the refurbishment on new facilities in Dowell Street (West) car park, where coaches drop off day visitors.Honiton's town centre management committee is to discuss the refurbishment plan.


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