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Work to improve Skipton Bus Station starts

Work to build new toilets at Skipton Bus Station is set to begin on January 30.

Craven District Council has appointed RN Wooler to carry out the work on its behalf, which is likely to take around six weeks to complete.

The existing toilets will be closed, and then demolished. Temporary facilities will be in place throughout the duration of the construction works, during daytime hours only.

The replacement toilets will be traditional, stone-built, coin-operated cubicles rather than the current electronic steel can version.

Ian Halton, Assets and Commercial Services Manager at Craven District Council, said: "We know these toilets at Skipton Bus Station have been unpopular and unreliable. We have listened to residents and visitors and we hope these replacements will be satisfactory for everyone.

"There will be a slight reduction in the availability of parking spaces in this car park during the construction works, due to the temporary toilets and health and safety provisions, however these spaces are very often unused in any case."

The new toilet block will include disabled facilities along with a male and female cubicle.