Firm enlists on scheme

NRHNBE120117c1, The first Amber valley community toilet scheme opens at Chapman and Chubb solicitors, Nottingham road Somercotes. Cllr Jack Brown and Aileen Chapman.
NRHNBE120117c1, The first Amber valley community toilet scheme opens at Chapman and Chubb solicitors, Nottingham road Somercotes. Cllr Jack Brown and Aileen Chapman.

A FIRM of solicitors in Somercotes is one of the first businesses in Amber Valley to take part in a new public toilet scheme.

The move is being rolled out to save Amber Valley Borough Council £50,000 a year by closing 14 of its public loos.

Two businesses have so far signed up to the scheme, which is now operational in Somercotes. Solicitors Chapman & Chubb on Nottingham Road, and the Somerlea Community Centre in Sherwood Street, are the first to join the scheme, in which businesses receive more than £700 a year to open their toilets to members of the public.

Cllr Jack Brown said: “We simply cannot sustain a system which subsidises some of our toilets which are hardly used.”