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All public toilets reopen in Truro city centre following lockdown

All public toilets reopen in Truro city centre following lockdown

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 8:58am 31st July 2020.

All of the public toilets in Truro city centre have now reopened, alongside those in the parks and gardens. 

During the lock-down Truro City Council took the decision to keep the public conveniences open on the Green (bus station), The Leats, Boscawen Park and Victoria Gardens, to ensure delivery drivers, key workers and others caught-short had somewhere to spend a penny.

Truro City Council says it is aware that public toilets will help many people to feel comfortable and confident to visit Truro. Their provision is an important aspect of how Truro City Council supports the local community and economy.

"The reassurance of knowing you can have a quick pee whilst you are in town helps many people to enjoy all that Truro has to offer.

"It’s been hard work to get everything lined up to re-open Truro town centre toilets. It’s like a lot of things – easy to shut; complicated to re-open!

"Many thanks to our staff who manage, clean and maintain our toilets – an arduous and sometimes risky job undertaken by a dedicated crew who take pride in their work."

Bert Biscoe, Mayor of Truro


"We are so thrilled to see all our toilets finally reopening. Kate Bell, who manages the service, is busy working up a plan to refurbish and modernize our toilets. The service is a significant part of our budget each year.

"It's money well-spent supporting the economy and keeping the town and our major parks much cleaner and more hygienic."

Lindsay Southcombe, Chair of Parks and Amenities Committee

"The fact that we were able to keep four public conveniences open throughout lockdown is testament to the hard work of the cleaning team.  Billy, Danny and Steve deserve a particular mention for the uninterrupted Lockdown service, and the whole team is a credit to Truro City Council and our community."

Kate Bell, Truro city council compliance officer

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