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Plans to refurbish park toilets in £138,000 scheme

Abbey Park walkers

TOILET facilities in seven popular city parks are set to be fully refurbished by Leicester City Council.

Proposals for the £138,000 scheme would upgrade the facilities in Abbey Park, Aylestone recreation ground, Humberstone Park, Knighton Park, Nelson Mandela Park, Spinney Hill Park (East Park Road) and Western Park.

New toilets would be installed, new external doors and grab rails fitted and ventilation improved – while a coat of paint would freshen up all seven facilities.

Deputy city mayor Cllr Piara Singh Clair said: “We want our parks to be places where people enjoy spending their leisure time, so it’s really important that all the facilities on site are of a good standard.

“This investment in the toilet facilities in these parks is much-needed, and I’m sure the improvements will be appreciated by the hundreds of people who visit our parks every day.”

A decision on the proposals is due to be taken on Monday (5 October).

Work to refurbish the toilets could get under way in January 2021, with all seven facilities due to be completed by spring 2021.