Bankhill toilet block could be restored for parks project
BERWICK Town Council has expressed interest in taking on responsibility for the dilapidated former toilet block at the top of Bankhill.
It is hoped to refurbish the building to make it suitable for storing equipment during the refurbishment of nearby parks.
Castle Vale and Coronation Parks, which sit on either side of Berwick railway station, recently received lottery funding of almost £900,000.
Sue Finch, town council clerk, said: “The building could perhaps be useful during the Berwick Parks Project. The parks steering group feels it would be an asset. There will be gardeners and a parks development officer but there are no appropriate buildings within the parks which they could use for storage and there are no toilets either.”
The building was transferred to Northumberland County Council when Berwick Borough Council was disbanded. It has a known damp problem and the costs of bringing it up to a reasonable standard have been estimated at £5,200.
“There may be further expenditure required if, for example, the toilet facility is reinstated,” Miss Finch told the environment and regeneration committee.
Mayor John Robertson said: “At the end of the day it’s going to be an asset for the parks gardeners.”
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