Financial boost for Scalby toilets

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Scarborough Borough Council’s Community Environment Fund has awarded £1,300 to the Sweet Pea Toilet Trust to help provide new urinals for the public use toilets in Scalby.

The trust, which operates and manages the toilets on the village’s High Street, raises income locally to settle the everyday running costs and cleaning of the facilities but needed additional funds to replace the urinals and associated pipework.

The trust had already secured £250 towards the cost of the project and submitted a bid to the council for the remaining £1,300 to complete the project, which was successful.

Cllr Derek Bastiman, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council and Scalby Ward councillor, presented the trust with a cheque for £1,300 last week, which will allow the project to get underway.

Cllr Bastiman said:

"Sweet Pea Toilet Trust does a fantastic job looking after the Scalby village toilets and ensuring the facilities remain open for the use of local residents and visitors to the area. We welcomed their plans to invest in upgrading the facilities and are delighted to be able to give them the financial boost they need to start the work."

Tom Cathcart, Chairman of Sweet Pea Toilet Trust said:

"I am delighted that Scarborough Borough Council has awarded our trust a grant of £1,300. The money, without which we would struggle to make ends meet, will be spent wisely on improvements and repairs. We are very much aware that ours is just one good cause competing for scarce resources, so on behalf of the Sweet Pea Toilet trustees, I would like to thank Cllr Bastiman for his sterling efforts in championing our cause and helping to ensure that such an important facility remains viable."

Picture of cheque presentation to Sweet Pea Toilet Trust