Share

Mostly Cloudy

Wed

21°C | 12°C

Broken cloud

Thu

20°C | 10°C

Clear spells

Fri

21°C | 13°C

Home   Deal   News   Article

Toilets will not be open until next year after councillors decide to re-advertise tender

01 October 2013
by Graham Tutthill

Town councillors have today re-advertised the tender for running the toilets on Dover seafront, together with the shop concession that has been created in the building.

The decision to go out to tender again, taken at a full council meeting last Wednesday night, follows a previous vote at a special meeting on August 7 not to accept a bid from a community interest company - set up by one of the councillors and her business partner - to operate the facility at East Cliff.

As a result, the toilets will not be open this year, and may stay closed until next Easter.

The refurbished toilets at East Cliff which will remain closed until next year.

The refurbished toilets at East Cliff which will remain closed until next year.

Pebbles had been founded by former Mayor Cllr Sue Jones and Ross Miller to operate various facilities to attract more visitors to the town.

But when the tender deadline passed, theirs was the only bid, and, despite wanting the toilets opened “as soon as possible”, councillors decided to start the process again.

Cllrs Gordon Cowan and Pam Brivio had compiled a report for the council in which they said it had always been the council’s intention to run the toilets “on a high season basis only”, from Good Friday to October 1, unless whoever was given the job wanted to increase those opening hours.

Cllr Cowan said they now had a “much bigger time span” to advertise the tender, and it was felt that it should be advertised more widely than it was before.

“I hope there will be a good number of tenders that come in,” he said.

Full story in the Dover Mercury, October 3.

 

Click here for more news from Deal.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.