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Ryedale District Council toilets closed for deep cleaning as part of key improvement programme

Ryedale District Council is closing three of its public toilets as part of an ongoing programme of repairs and improvements.

Market Place toilets in Malton will be closed on 28 June only and the Ropery toilets in Pickering will be closed on 29 June. The Cleveland Way men and women’s toilets in Helmsley are closed on 29 and 30 June as they will also be getting an automatic lock fitted. The disabled toilet at Cleveland Way is only closed on 30 June.

Signs will be put up at each block, letting citizens and visitors know the dates of closure and the nearest public toilets.

Each toilet block will be closed to allow a new type of deep cleaning to take place. The deep cleaning is part of a pilot programme of repairs and improvement at the three toilet blocks, which have been chosen as the trial blocks due to public feedback. Other works will be carried out as part of the pilot including repairs, replacing equipment and painting the toilet blocks.

Phillip Spurr, Programme Director for Economic Development, Business and Partnerships for Ryedale District Council said: “We’ve listened to feedback from our citizens and are taking action to improve three public toilets blocks in Malton, Pickering and Helmsley. If the pilot scheme is successful, we will look to improve the remaining seven toilet blocks in the district.”