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Call for 'old fashioned' toilets
Town Shopping Toilets
There are nine public toilets around the town centre including the market

The Constable of St Helier, wants to buy the building that houses the toilets in Conway street.

Constable Simon Crowcroft will ask people at a parish assembly whether the parish should buy the property.

Modern stainless steel vandal proof facilities have been fitted in the majority of town's toilets.

But the Constable says it's high time the town centre had an "old fashioned" toilet with ample space for ladies, gents and disabled.

TOWN TOILETS
Conway Street Toilets
Conway Street
Liberation Station
Parade Gardens
Snow Hill
Central Market
Sand Street
West Park
Minden Place
Green Street

The refurbished toilets should be on the ground floor with a toilet attendant on duty.

The building at 5 Conway Street currently has a café attached, but if it's bought by the parish the upstairs would become either residential or commercial accommodation.

This is expected to bring in around £20,000 a year in rent for the parish.

"It is probably the worst eyesore in St Helier and is certainly the only eyesore left in Conway Street.

"We're hoping that if we can buy that property, join it together with ours we can make a really good public toilet and at the same time remove that eyesore in Conways Street," said Constable Crowcroft.

If Parishioners approve the proposal at the meeting then £400,000 will be spent buying and redeveloping the property.

Once bought, a scheme to develop it will be brought to a future parish meeting, or included in a list of capital projects for the next financial year.

There are currently around 10 public toilet facilities in and around the centre of St Helier but not all are open all the time.


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Clued Up

I'm sorry... is it just me or is this one of the most ridiculous suggestions ever?

"Our toilets are right next to all the nightclubs and got vandalised all the time, let's spend loads of money making them vandalproof. Cool, now we have vandalproof toilets but people STILL draw all over the place and pee everywhere... oh look a bag of glue is stashed here. I have the perfect idea. Let's spend almost half a million unvandalproofing them just over a year later"

You know what has happened here don't you. A Certain states member has been caught unawares and needed to use this particular toilet and just realised how unsavoury vandalproof toilets are. Now he simply feels like he's on a mission of charity to the good people of st. helier who deserve better toilets. When the truth is he just doesn't want to expereience that for himself again.

THESE TOILETS WILL BE VANDALISED - THEY ARE A STONES THROW FROM THE NIGHTCLUBS - AN ATTENDANT WILL CHANGE NOTHING WHEN THE DRUNKEN STAMPEDE COMES IN AT 3AM

OK piece said. Give me the 400k and I'll burn it. At least that way its being useful to someone.





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