Market loos re-open

Friday June 21. Re-opening of Ripley toilets in market place. 'Cllr Alwyn Bridge Ripley Town Mayor, Cllr Roland Emmas-Williams, Mrs Sheila Emmas-Williams, Becky Deans and Linda McCormick Town Clerk.
Friday June 21. Re-opening of Ripley toilets in market place. 'Cllr Alwyn Bridge Ripley Town Mayor, Cllr Roland Emmas-Williams, Mrs Sheila Emmas-Williams, Becky Deans and Linda McCormick Town Clerk.

The public toilets on Ripley’s Market Place were finally re-opened on Friday.

Ripley Town Council decided to take over running the toilets after Amber Valley Borough Council closed them in March , 2012, to save cash.

A total of 14 conveniences were closed across the borough as a cost-cutting measure. The toilets cost about £50,000 to maintain and operate each year.

Amber Valley organised alternatives, paying businesses up to £600 a year to allow the public to use their toilets under a community toilet scheme, but the town council stepped in after deciding it was vital to have public loos in the town.

Pictured, from left, are Becky Deans and Linda McCormick, Ripley Mayor Alwyn Bridge, Councillor Roland Emmas-Williams and his wife Sheila unlocking the loos for the public to use.