Public toilets to reopen – but please use them safely!

Published Thursday, 4th June 2020

Hartlepool’s public toilets at Seaton Carew Clock Tower, Newburn Bridge and the Headland's Croft Gardens will reopen from tomorrow (Friday 5th June) in response to the gradual lockdown easing.

However, people are being warned to use the toilets safely and sensibly and treat them with respect, otherwise they will be closed again.

Tony Hanson, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Assistant Director (Environment and Neighbourhood Services), said: “We had to close the toilets back in March on public safety grounds in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, but we are pleased now to be in a position to reopen them.

“However, I would stress that this is absolutely dependent on people using the toilets safely and responsibly to maintain social distancing in and around them.

“This is not only vital for the safety of the public but also for the staff who will be entering the toilets at regular intervals to clean them.

“If this does not happen – or if there are any incidents of anti-social behaviour – we will have no alternative but to close the toilets again.”

The toilets will be open every day from 9am and will close at 8pm (Clock Tower and Newburn Bridge) and 8.30pm (Croft Gardens).