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  • Writer's pictureCatherine Moore (Local Democracy Reporter)

Toilet changes… local council agrees closure of toilets in Portrush

Changes to the provision of toilet facilities in Portrush have been accepted by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Environmental Services Committee.

At a meeting of the committee on Wednesday, April 5, councillors noted that the public toilet located at Lansdowne Crescent in the Old Lifeboat Shelter will no longer be needed.

This is due to the opening of a new toilet facility forming part of the nearby redeveloped Portrush Recreation Grounds at Ramore Head. Included in this will be a Changing Places accessible toilet. 

Due to the close proximity of the two public toilets, it is deemed that the council-maintained facility at the Old Lifeboat Shelter will be surplus to requirements. 

The recommendation was proposed Ballymoney DUP Alderman Alan McLean and seconded by Coleraine Alliance Alderman Yvonne Boyle

It costs on average £14,000 to £15,000 a year to maintain a toilet facility. The maintenance budget for the Old Lifeboat Shelter toilet will be transferred to the new facility.

Ald McLean asked whether it would be worth keeping both open for the summer months when it is “very busy” but a council officer advised that there are “ample facilities” within the new public toilets at Ramore Head.

The Old Lifeboat Shelter is now occupied by a café business, Shanty, whose owners have expressed an interest in purchasing the toilet facility section of the property.

Consideration to dispose of a council asset (the toilet facility) at Lansdowne Crescent is to be taken forward by the council’s Land and Property section. 


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