St Martin’s Gets New Public Loo

Lower Town Quay, St Martin's

Lower Town Quay, St Martin’s

St Martin’s has a new public loo.

The lack of toilet provision around the Lower Town area since the hotel closed in February has concerned some islanders. With the Seven Stones Inn also closed, it’s meant nearest toilet for visitors has been at Higher Town, a significant walk for some people, at the other end of the island.

Anna Cawthray, who writes the weekly St Martin’s What’s On sheet says the new ‘luxury’ single toilet unit has been installed on Lower Town Car Park and will be convenient for people using the quay there.

She says local councillor, Christine Savill pushed hard to get the facility and has kindly offered to keep it clean and tidy, although Anna says other islanders will also be chipping in to help.

It’s been paid for by the Duchy.



4 Responses to St Martin’s Gets New Public Loo

  1. happy chappy. June 3, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Is it free ?

    Ian T – However, I believe one is still permitted to urinate against the off-side real wheel of ones cart..! === My wife is not sympathetic to your suggestion.

    • Ian T. June 4, 2013 at 8:32 am

      I sympathise with your wife’s dilemma but I imagine this ‘law’ was only really designed for the ‘convenience’ of the male species. But, seriously, closing public toilets is a step backwards towards the Victorian era and surely must fall foul (no pun intended!) of some European directive.On mainland Europe all eating places are happy for anyone to use their facilities. Sadly, this is not the case in the UK with quite a few places actively discouraging it..

  2. Jeff Eastick June 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Excellent news , but how far does the queue reach ?????

  3. Ian T. June 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Nice to see a new public loo when most places on the mainland seem to be set on closing many, if not all, facilities. Where one is supposed to ‘spend a penny’ is a mystery and is a major problem for many people especially the elderly who often suffer from bowel and bladder problems. As it is many public loos are closed at night and on bank holidays yet, where they are situated at public car parks, one is still expected to pay for parking. However, I believe one is still permitted to urinate against the off-side real wheel of ones cart..!