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Public toilets to reopen at Ipswich parks

PUBLISHED: 17:36 03 July 2020 | UPDATED: 17:36 03 July 2020

Public toilets are reopening in Ipswich parks. Pictured is Chirstchurch Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Public toilets are reopening in Ipswich parks. Pictured is Chirstchurch Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sarah Lucy Brown

Public toilets are to reopen at Ipswich’s parks for those who need to a spend a penny while visiting the town’s open spaces.

The sun sets over Christchurch Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe sun sets over Christchurch Park Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Public loos were closed when the crisis broke in March, in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

As restrictions have been relaxed over the past few weeks, Ipswich Borough Council has reopened the toilets at Christchurch Park and Holywells Park for walkers and sunbathers who might need them.

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However, with even more restrictions being lifted on “Super Saturday”, government guidelines say public loos should be kept open – albeit carefully managed, to reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus.

Christchurch Park's public toilets had already reopened - now more facilities will reopen at other Ipswich parks. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChristchurch Park's public toilets had already reopened - now more facilities will reopen at other Ipswich parks. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Ipswich Borough Council’s weekly coronavirus update stated: “We will be opening public toilets in our other parks on July 4 with an enhanced level of cleaning being provided.”

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The council said it expects parks to be busier in the coming weeks, as families make use of 96 play areas in the town being reopened to the public.


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