Wellington Market toilets to be reopened by Mayor after receiving £5,000 grant from “Pride in Your High Street”

Mayor of Wellington, Councillor Phil Morris-Jones will open the new Wellington Market toilets on Thursday 30th March.  The toilets have been refurbished thanks to a “Pride in Your High Street” grant.

Telford & Wrekin Council have set aside £1 million to support local High Street projects, and Wellington Council have chosen to use their share to refurbish the toilets in Wellington Market’s piazza, used by customers as well as the general public.

A spokesman for WMC, the company who run Wellington Market, said: “We are hugely grateful to Wellington Council and “Pride in Your High Street” for the opportunity to improve this important facility. We applied for the grant in 2016 and, as part of the process, successfully proved that there was a demand for the provision of public toilets in the town.”

The previous toilet block was run down and in need of refurbishment to the point the general public were having to use the portacabins formally used by market traders. The £5,000 grant has led to a complete refurbishment allowing for a fully accessible disabled toilet and baby changing facilities available to all.

Established in 1244, Wellington Market is an indoor market hall, housing over 120 stalls (with an outdoor market area also). With some of the finest food merchants around, along with stalls of women’s fashion, IT support services, butchers, bakers and everything in between, Wellington Market has been a focal part of the community for centuries and continues to be so today.

Councillor Morris-Jones is to cut the ribbon on the new toilets on Thursday 30th March at 11:30am.