Mason Moore and Vaughan Moore | 16 June 2020
HINCKLEY’s public toilets on Station Road reopened yesterday (15 June) to the general public for use.
The public toilets have reopened again for the convenience of shoppers and visitors in Hinckley.
This is because most shops in the town, both essential and non-essential, were given the green-light to reopen again since having to stop temporarily stop trading back in late March due to pandemic worries.
The reopening of the toilets will benefit shoppers as they are only a four minute walk from Hinckley’s main area in the town centre for shopping, Castle Street.
They are also located just a four minute walk away from the main retail and leisure areas of Hinckley’s outdoor shopping complex, The Crescent.
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council have said in a post on Facebook that the toilets shall be regularly cleaned, but they will have to close every two hours to undergo a deep clean inside.
New taps in place and guidelines
As pandemic concerns are still ongoing, a newly-introduced feature are sensor activated taps to reduce contact points, meaning it reduces residents touching the taps and automatically detects hands using sensors.
Shoppers are being encouraged to adhere to social distancing guidelines and respect other users of the facilities, as well as Council staff members who may be monitoring or cleaning the facilities.
The toilets are operating on a one in and one out basis, this means that only one person can use the facilities at a time.