At last Thursday’s Full Council meeting, Conservative Preston Park Ward candidate, Lee Wares, convinced all attending councillors that it was time to refurbish the public toilets in Preston Park. The toilets are next to the Rotunda Café.
Lee Wares presented to the Council a 1,400+ signature petition and spoke about the concerns of residents and visitors to Preston Park over the dilapidated and unhygienic conditions in the toilets.
Supported by a motion presented by Conservative Councillors Ken Norman and Carol Theobold, Council officers will now bring a report with fully costed options and timetable to the next Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee for consideration in October.
Lee Wares said “I very much appreciate the unanimous support of Councillors who recognised that this type of regeneration is not only vital for the City but essential for the thousands of residents and visitors to the park.
It has been my privilege to support the community on this issue but, we are not over the line yet. I will continue to pursue the matter through to the next Committee when I hope councillors will again unanimously approve the implementation of this much needed scheme.”
Francis Incorvaja, proprietor of the Rotunda Café said “This is fantastic news and will make such a difference in the park particularly to parents with young children and babies. It is also refreshing to have a Council candidate such as Lee Wares who is prepared to roll up his sleeves, listen to the community and then act on the issues”