Please note work to rectify the issues with the toilets at America Lane will start either this Friday or early next week and will take approximately 2 days to complete. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may be causing but we have been working on getting this fixed as soon as possible.
just two quick comments. (1) the reason for the blockage is,evidently,tree roots. (2)a plot holder brought this conclusion to the attention of the town hall as far back as 1997. so as a rate payer, as well as a plot holder, i wonder how much money would have been saved if the town hall had listened and acted on his advice.
An update on the toilet repairs. The problem with the pipework was more extensive than thought at first, involving the connection of conduits flowing at different levels, so more work has to be undertaken, and at considerable expense.
The good news is that the toilet will be usable still while the work takes place, which will be in the week beginning 13th March and will probably take most of the week to complete.
Thanks to the Town Council for seeing this through for us. It's a very basic amenity and one very much appreciated.
I've renamed this thread, because as we know there is no longer a leak and a lot of very expensive work has been done by contractors to the Town Council and by Souther Water to maintain this facility. We are fortunate to have a toilet on this site - none of the others in Haywards Heath do, either council or association-run - and it was staggering to hear at the last Allotment Holders meeting that the repair bills had exceeded £7000! That is just over twice the budgeted income from allotment rents for the whole year.
Whilst thanking the Town Council for taking on this expense and maintaining a very useful asset, can I suggest that all of us do our bit to show appreciation for what we have by keeping it clean and fresh after use, and by helping to provide soap or paper when they have run out?
Many thanks to Neal who has kept the toilet clean and well-stocked. We're lucky to have a proper toilet on our site and even luckier to have responsible folk like Neal to look after it. Somehow during the storms we lost the loo brush but yesterday we provided a new brush and holder.