The public toilets in the Wharfage Car Park and Market Square at Ironbridge are to be revamped in time for next spring’s tourist season thanks to £36k from Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Our Community funding.
The 1980s built toilet blocks will be given new sanitary fittings, new lighting and a complete redecoration.
Councillor Rae Evans, Telford & Wrekin Council cabinet member with responsibility for tourism, said: “Despite being cleaned twice a day by our contractors, no amount of cleaning could alter the run-down state they were in.
“As the Ironbridge Gorge is a World Heritage site that attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world, it is important that the toilets are welcoming to both locals and visitors. I am really happy to have secured Pride funding for this revamp, which I know will be welcomed.”
Work will start in the New Year to avoid the festive season and the refurbished toilets will be re-opened in time for the Easter bank holiday weekend. Alternative facilities will be provided during the refurbishment.