CHARD NEWS: Demolition of Boden Street toilets earlier than planned
A SPATE of vandalism at public toilets in Chard has made South Somerset District Council bring forward its decision to have them demolished.
The toilets in Boden Street had been scheduled for demolition as part of the exciting work to regenerate Chard which will include the creation of a new leisure centre.
As a result of a fire which occurred over the Easter holidays causing extensive damage, the closure of the facility has been brought forward to Friday, May 15.
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 April 14following 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.
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.