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The South London toilet block where urinals and cubicles could be replaced with community action

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A disused block of public bogs in Pollards Hill could grow to be a community hub.

The constructing in South Lodge Avenue has not been used for a few years and has fallen right into a state of disrepair.

Thanks to £50,000 grant from the Mayor of London work is now within the early levels of developing with a plan to revamp the constructing.

Merton Council is at the moment operating a public session on the scheme working with a design workforce led by Okra.

Urinals nonetheless stand in a single aspect of the disused toilet block in Pollards Hill

The council was beforehand lobbied by residents to do one thing with the constructing within the centre of Pollards Hill.

Now locals have the prospect to have their say on what they need to see the bus cease toilet block changed into till Saturday, May 1.

This is simply section one of many undertaking to search out out what is needed and wanted within the space.

It is predicted that this summer season an inventory of choices will be prepared with section three deliberate for autumn when an in depth design will be drawn up.

The toilet block was constructed between the Nineteen Fifties and 60s and has been closed for many years and final month was cleared inside. It is cut up into two halves – urinals nonetheless stand within the males’s aspect and toilet cubicles within the girls’s aspect.

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In the previous few years the block has served as a storage facility for close by community teams together with by a theatre group to retailer props.

The council session states: “The purpose of this analysis is to search out out what native individuals want and how one can flip the constructing and the bus cease space into one thing helpful, inventive and thrilling for Pollards Hill, whereas additionally bettering the bus cease space.

“Your responses will straight affect the proposals for the location’s improvement. We are eager to listen to from as many residents as potential to make sure proposals meet your priorities, wants and aspirations – as soon as we’ve heard from you we’ll begin to check concepts for the location.”

The session can be discovered right here: www.pollardshill.area.

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