Ryedale District Council is closing three of its public toilets as part of an ongoing programme of repairs and improvements.

Market Place toilets in Malton will be closed on June 28 and the Ropery toilets in Pickering on June 29. The Cleveland Way men and women’s toilets in Helmsley are closed on June 29 and 30 as they will also be getting an automatic lock fitted. The disabled toilet at Cleveland Way is only closed on 30 June.

Each toilet block will be closed to allow a new type of deep cleaning to take place which is part of a pilot programme of repairs and improvement at the three toilet blocks, which have been chosen as the trial blocks due to public feedback. Other works will be carried out as part of the pilot including repairs, replacing equipment and painting.

Phillip Spurr, Programme Director for Economic Development, Business and Partnerships for RDC said: “We’ve listened to feedback from our citizens and are taking action to improve three public toilets blocks in Malton, Pickering and Helmsley. If the pilot scheme is successful, we will look to improve the remaining seven toilet blocks in the district.”