Olwyn Peters
Martin Walker

Member Article

£140k investment to improve seaside resort

Completion of a £140,000 project to improve visitor facilities at a seaside town has set the standard for future development there.

The new and modern toilets at Saltburn include indoor and outdoor showers and are part of Redcar & Cleveland Council’s £1.3m Improving our Visitor Facilities programme.

Now Saltburn Railway Station will be refurbished in the same distinctive Victorian-style used for the new facilities and elsewhere on Saltburn Promenade.

Other work in the programme includes improvements to signage and car parks as well as a drive to encourage the private creation of chalets and beach huts.

The scheme, which is expected to be complete by 2014, compliments other programmes such as the Guisborough Forest and Walkway and Redcar Seafront.

In addition, it brings the number of refurbished public toilets in the borough to eight, with plans to build a ninth in Skinningrove, at a total cost of £325,000.

Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, Olwyn Peters, said: “Saltburn is looking fantastic and we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the region.

“Work to refurbish our public toilets ensures that the borough remains accessible to elderly people, families with young children and other visitors.

“Many of us take these kinds of facilities for granted but for others they really are essential.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Martin Walker .

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