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Four public toilets in Portsmouth are being updated and improved thanks to investment from Portsmouth City Council. The toilets located in Albert Road, Tangiers Road, Derby Road and Eastney Esplanade, are benefitting from £95,000 worth of repairs and maintenance.

Works will be carried out in three stages and started in January 2023, all stages should be completed in time to welcome tourists to the city for the Easter weekend in early April.

The works vary from site to site but will include refreshing the paint and tiles, replacing toilets and urinals where needed, improving signage, and installing alarm strips to make sure accessible toilets are safer to use.

Cllr Kimberly Barrett, Cabinet member for Climate Change and Environment, said: “This important work means our public loos will continue to be up to scratch across the city, ahead of a busy time of year for Portsmouth. Investing in these toilets is an essential part of the work we do to make the city attractive to tourists, which helps to boost our local economy. They’re called public conveniences and they need to be just that, convenient, clean, accessible and safe for everyone to use.”

To minimise the impact on people wishing to use the facilities at all sites the contractor will only be working in either the female, male or accessible toilet at any time. Where required, portaloos or alternative community facilities will be provided when the toilets are not available.