SCA lends a hand to secure future of public toilets in Prudhoe

 Public toilets in Prudhoe.
Public toilets in Prudhoe.
7 March 2017 3:10PM

PRUDHOE’S toilet roll manufacturer is lending a helping hand in refurbishing the town’s toilets.

The town’s largest employer, SCA, has offered manpower and resources to help spruce up the public toilets.

And the Prudhoe mill has also offered to supply toilet tissue to reduce operating costs.

In January, Prudhoe Town Council set aside £5,000 to revamp the toilets at Road Ends. Councillors had long lamented the ‘disgraceful’ state of the public conveniences.

A Northumberland County Council surveyor estimated that an overall cost of £15,000 would be needed to bring the facility up to standard.

The county council is contributing £10,000, with the remainder covered by the town council.

Concerned for the long-term future of the town centre facility, councillors also agreed to consider transferring the asset into town council ownership in the future.

And after hearing of Prudhoe Town Council’s plans, SCA Hygiene Products got in touch to offer a helping hand.

The tissue manufacturer said that if the asset transfer went ahead, it would consider making a financial contribution.

A spokesman said: “As one of the world’s leading hygiene companies, we are only too well aware of the vital role played by these community assets, particularly in areas with an ageing population or families with young children.”

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