Park toilets will be kept open for longer over the summer holiday in a bid to help parks goers.
The change will mean that toilets through seven of the city’s parks will remain open until 6:30pm each evening before being shut up by staff; pushing the time back by over three hours each night and including the weekends. In each case they will be reopened again at 7:30am.
The city is home to 18 parks of which 9 have toilet facilities. Of these seven are managed by the city council while toilets at one other (Westport Lake) is opened and closed by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and another (Central Forest Park) by the café concessionnaire.
The seven parks with toilets are:-
• Bucknall Park
• Fenton Park
• Hanley Park
• Burslem Park
• Longton Park
• Parkhall Country Park
• Tunstall Park
Councillor Andy Platt, cabinet member for green enterprise and city services said: “We have listened to our residents’ requests and are now investigating the possibility to keep our city’s park toilets open for longer. We will run an extended hours over the summer, covering the parks busiest season of the year, and will assess the success when the schools return.”
Location: Bucknall Park, at the park entrance off Northfleet Street
Date: Thursday August 2, 2011.
What: Councillor Andy Platt will visit Longton followed by Bucknall Park at 4:30pm with officers.
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