More than three months of works will begin today to deliver new public toilets to a market town car park.

The public toilets in Albert Street car park in Holt will close today for up to 15 weeks while the new toilets are built. 

The car park has had temporary facilities since 2022 when the public toilets were damaged in a car crash involving a Volvo. 

The temporary toilets will be removed and the old block demolished so the new facilities can be built on the same site.

The aftermath of the car crash (Image: North Norfolk District Council) The new toilets will be energy and water efficient as well as accessible.

The electric vehicle charge points will also be unavailable for the duration of the works programme.

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Alternative toilets can be found in Church Street where Holt Town Council own facilities adjacent to the library.

Councillor Lucy Shires, portfolio holder for finance, estates and property services, said: “It’s really important for the council to continue to not only deliver high quality public facilities but also facilities that can meet the needs of residents or visitors to our towns that have complex health and mobility issues.

"At a time when many authorities are closing their public toilets,  we are pleased we are in a position to not only provide these facilities but also invest further into our towns through new facilities.

"The provision of public toilets is not a statutory requirement for local government however, the council regards the provision of high-quality public conveniences as a key service, underpinning the district’s tourism offering as well as our town centre economies."