More public toilets are needed for shoppers who are caught short on Scunthorpe high street, councillors claim.
There are conveniences at either end of the town centre. However, politicians have received complaints from people who say there are not any free facilities in the main shopping area.
Town ward councillors Lorraine Yeadon and Mashook Ali say that improvements are needed to help the elderly and young people who may not be able to wait. They’ve called on North Lincolnshire Council make sure loos are never far away.
Councillors Yeadon and Ali said: “Life can be difficult for visitors to Scunthorpe who happen to be ‘caught short’ and must get to a toilet quickly. The public cannot rely on toilets in coffee shops because you must buy something to be given the code to enable use of their toilets and many can’t afford to do that.
“There is a big distance between the Market, Scunthorpe Central and Bus station and the Dunstall Street and Britannia corner toilets. This is simply too far for many elderly people and young children to travel when they urgently need a toilet.
“In our view this will further discourage some local people using the high street shops. We ask what North Lincolnshire Council are going to do about this?”
North Lincolnshire Council haven’t responded to a request for comment at the time of writing.
Where are public toilets in the town centre and when are they open?
- Automated public convenience on the bus station – 24/7
- Britannia Corner – Open Monday to Saturday – Currently 8.30am – 2pm due to staff shortages; from April 11 will be 8.30am to 3pm, Mon to Sat
- Dunstall Street, Scunthorpe – Open 8.30 – 4pm Monday to Friday
- St Johns market – Open Tuesday to Saturday
- 2021 – Open Tuesday to Saturday
- Scunthorpe Central – Open Monday to Friday