Plans to use ex-toilet block

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Discussions are to be held as to whether derelict toilets on Boston’s London Road could be refurbished to be used as a base for community groups and prison workers.

The toilet block, currently not in use, has recently been passed back to Boston Borough Council’s ownership.

The Witham Central, Carlton Road and High Street South Placecheck groups have offered to help refurbish the building.

If agreed, a report to the Boston Town Area Committee, which will discuss the plans tonight (Wednesday) says the main use of the building would be to store equipment, purchased over the years by the placecheck groups, in one central and convenient location.

It would also provide toilet and refreshment facilities for the volunteers.

The block could also be used by North Sea Camp open prison at Freiston to provide a base for its prisoners when working around town.

There are two recommendations to BTAC tonight – the council to own the building but let placecheck run it or that the authority provides financial support and hand it over to placecheck.

The report estimates the cost of the refurbishment to be £4,399.20, however, the current budget available is £3,930 - leaving a shortfall of £469.20. The placecheck groups have, however, agreed to meet the shortfall.