Rochford District Council have invested £330,000 in refurbishing three of the districts public conveniences so that people continue to have a good standard of facilities whilst they are out and about.

The toilets located in Rayleigh have had £135,000 spent on new brand new facilities with the remaining £195,000 being spent across Hullbridge and Rochford, which includes a complete refurbishment.

Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Cllr Dave Sperring said: “These facilities are among the most well used year-round public toilet blocks in the district and were in need of modernisation.

“This crucial refurbishment work has enhanced the visiting experience for residents and tourists. We know how important it is to our residents to have good facilities available to them and have invested this money into making sure that the expectations are met”.

In addition to this Rayleigh Town Council has signed a 10 year agreement to lease and take over the management of the new and improved public toilets at the top of Crown Hill from the district council.

Town Council Chairman Councillor Mrs Carol Pavelin said:  “Rayleigh Town Council welcomes the opportunity to work in partnership with the District Council to provide improved toilet facilities for residents and visitors to our town”