Uckfield Victoria ground lavatory doors – no longer to be sticking point

Going to the lavatory at the Victoria Pleasure Ground is set to become more convenient.

Some people have found the sticking toilet doors at the pavilion difficult to open and close.

The town council, which owns the building, is planning to install new public toilets doors with a coin-operated (20p) access.

Victoria Pleasure Ground pavilion showing the patio area

Victoria Pleasure Ground pavilion

Research is being undertaken by the council to find the most cost-effective solution, which will meet the needs of users.

The difficulties with the doors has led some people trying to access toilets in the upper area of the pavilion, which is leased to an organisation which specialises in supporting local people living with dementia and Parkinson’s Disease.

Chairman of the council’s general purposes committee, Cllr Diane Ward, Trust Independent, Central Ward, said it was not possible for the public to use the lavatories upstairs in the pavilion because the users of the upstairs rooms were vulnerable.

She told the committee there had been occasions when people seeking to use the toilets had been abusive to staff. “That is something I find totally unacceptable,” she said.

Cllr Ian Smith, Independent, Ridgewood, said the council, when looking at budgets for next year, might like consider improving the public toilets at the pavilion.

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