Relief as loos reopen after parish council provides cash

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Public toilets in Low Bradfield have reopened to the relief of community groups.

Bradfield Parish Council has stepped in to take on the running of the loos after they were closed due to Sheffield Council budget cuts.

The parish council is spending £7,500 to keep the toilets open.

Its members say they are now hoping businesses and other groups in the area will help to support the toilets through sponsorship and fundraising in the longer term.

Coun Stuart Cole, chairman of Bradfield Parish Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring the toilets back into use in the village.

“Their closure was certainly something which our parishioners felt very strongly about and it did cause them quite a few problems.

“Bradfield is very popular with visitors and walkers, particularly on a weekend, and of course next year we will have the Tour de France coming through the parish, so we were keen to see what we could do to reopen the facility.”

The toilets have been reopened after the parish council carried out repairs and improvements, including cutting back bushes around the steps and some minor maintenance.