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Demolition of public toilets in Chard to be brought forward following vandalism

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Following a spate of recent vandalism, South Somerset District Council has taken the decision to bring forward the closure of the public toilets in Boden Street in Chard.

The toilets had been scheduled for demolition as part of the exciting work to regenerate Chard which will include the creation of a new leisure centre.

After a fire which occurred over the Easter holidays which caused extensive damage, the closure of the facility has been brought forward to Friday 15 May.

Sadly, the fire was one of many recent incidents of anti-social behaviour at the site.

The early closure will allow our contractors to begin work on the demolition of the facility and signage will be posted advising residents that there is an alternative facility a few minutes away in Bath Street, Chard.

Works on the Chard regeneration project recommenced on 14 April following a full risk assessment by the contractors working on the site. The Government has been clear that the construction industry should continue to work, but must do so within the safety guidelines issued.

READ MORE ABOUT THE CHARD REGENERATION PROJECT

Chard Regeneration focuses on regenerating the Boden Mill site in the centre of the town, and proposed components include a new leisure centre and swimming pool, alongside a blend of housing and commercial developments. In addition to this, the scheme proposes a number of other measures to boost business in the town, support events and revitalise the market.

You can find out more about the Chard Regeneration project at www.southsomerset.gov.uk/chardregeneration.

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