Decision on Money’s Yard public toilets lease upheld

Public toilets in Money's Yard, Sleaford. EMN-150507-115517001
Public toilets in Money's Yard, Sleaford. EMN-150507-115517001

A decision by North Kesteven District Council’s executive board to continue to only grant a yearly licence to run a town centre toilet block has been upheld.

In a rare move for the council since the establishment of the executive board system, Lincolnshire Independent councillors Grenville Jackson, Peter Lundgren and Jill Wilson ‘called in’ the decision made by the Executive Board on June 4 on its Money’s Yard public toilets.

Sleaford Town Council had applied for a three year licence to enable it to better budget for upgrades to fittings and repairs but the executive board had felt it needed the flexibility of sticking to a one-year licence for the Town Council to manage the toilets on a peppercorn rent.

The board’s decision was reconsidered last Tuesday by NKDC’s Environment Overview and Scrutiny Panel to test its merits and analyse whether the six members arrived at that decision correctly, and the committee upheld the decision of the one year lease would now take effect.