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King’s Statue toilets refurbished after storm damage

The underground toilets at the King’s Statue in Weymouth have been refurbished following extensive storm damage last year and will reopen to the public soon.

Weymouth Town Council has overseen works to repair and refurbish the toilets after severe flooding in September 2020 caused damage, making them unusable. Efforts to get the toilets ready to reopen have included clearing the debris from the damage and replacing or repairing broken flooring, doors and skirting where needed.

The council has taken the opportunity to make improvements to the toilets where possible, such as fitting new energy efficient LED lighting. A new electric mainboard was also needed following the water damage. The installation of 14 fans means there will be improved ventilation in the toilets, which will make the inside space safer for use in line with coronavirus advice and guidance. 

The funds required for the repairs and refurbishment of the toilets have been met by insurance and the town council’s revenue budgets. Local contractors have been used to complete the works, including Turrell Electrical, First Fit Windows and SCR Drainage.

A spokesperson for Weymouth Town Council commented:

“Thanks to all those who have worked hard to get the toilets ready to reopen. We hope this will benefit residents as guidelines change and we’re all likely to be spending more time outdoors.”

“We’re also hugely grateful to the council’s cleansing team, who have worked so hard throughout the pandemic to keep our public toilets clean and safe for use.”

Information about toilet opening times and facilities in Weymouth can be found here.