Lake Parish Council have opened their new Public Conveniences at Lake Cliff Gardens following extensive building work and installation of covid safe individual units.

Parish Chairman Cllr Paul Brading said ‘The Parish Council recognised the need to upgrade our amenities for the benefit of residents and visitors, and following consultation, this is major investment is the first phase of a longer term plan to improve facilities in the Parish’.

The Public Conveniences were closed in the early 2010’s by the IW Council, and have been maintained and serviced by Lake Parish Council subsequently, along with New Road and Revetment toilets, with the new facilities at Lake Cliff Gardens having a payment system of 20p, either by cash or card, as well as accessible and family friendly features.

Cllr Brading added ‘This major investment of £150,000 reflects the ambition of the Parish to respond to feedback from local parishioners, as well as part of our contribution to the development of a Bay Place Plan, alongside Sandown and Shanklin Town Councils’.

Lake Parish Council have invested funds in Youth Provision, maintenance of the Revetment Toilets, Fairway Park, a range of commemorative events, and, following extensive public consultation, are planning the upgrade of New Road Toilets.

Cllr Brading concluded ‘The Parish Council recognise that new and improved facilities come at a cost, and whilst keeping the precept below that of comparable councils, the cost pressures will likely result in an increase for the first time in many years’.

Picture Lake Parish Councillors  Cllr Brading, Cllr Whittaker, Cllr Goodall & Cllr Abbott