New toilet block opens at popular Rugeley park

Elmore Park toilet block

Published: Thursday 14th December 2023 | 3.02pm

A new toilet block at Elmore Park, Rugeley has been unveiled, giving visitors to the park access to two unisex toilets, one of which is accessible.

The new toilet facility was fabricated off site and delivered to site as a complete unit, minus the roof which had to be installed once the unit was placed into position. The unit is constructed using a steel frame clad with GRP wood effect cladding topped with a sedum roof. It is fully compliant with Building Regulations and designed to meet the requirements of a low carbon future. The facility has been designed with the intention to be robust enough to withstand vandalism, be low maintenance and be as carbon neutral as possible.

The original public toilets required a significant upgrade and Cabinet agreed to a feasibility study in January 2020, however works were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In March 2022 officers recommended that the existing toilet block be demolished and rebuilt.

In August 2022 Cabinet agreed to fund a £110k scheme to replace the toilet facilities.

Councillor Jacquie Prestwood, Portfolio Leader for Resources and Transformation said: “I am delighted that the new toilets have been completed.  It has been a long process to get to this point.  

“Parks and open spaces can improve both physical and mental wellbeing. Having an accessible public toilet facility and will hopefully increase the number of visitors to an already popular park which has a lake, pets corner and play area, and has consistently received a Green Flag Award since 2009.”

Ongoing maintenance and repairs will be added to Elmore Park’s budget to ensure they remain in good condition.


Councillor John Preece, Portfolio Leader for Parks, Culture, and Heritage, Councillor Jacquie Prestwood, and Western Springs Ward Members, Councillor Olivia Lyons and Councillor Pam Owen.

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