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Don't 'loos' out on this business opportunity

Boston Borough Council wants to hear from entrepreneurs interested in a rare and unusual business opportunity.

The project would suit someone who may already have experience of the catering or retail trade.

Premises are available in a pleasant location which already has proven footfall. The council wants to hear from anyone with an interest in taking over responsibility for the public toilets at Leverton. It is a substantial building with business development potential.

The council wants to maintain public access to the toilets, but someone taking on responsibility for the building would have opportunity to potentially use the rest of the space to open a cafe or run another suitable business.

Leverton lay-by is a popular landscaped stop-off rest point for drivers and their passengers and there is potential to provide indoors and outdoors refreshments.

Although Boston Borough Council has managed the public toilets for some years, Lincolnshire County Council has provided funding, which is now being withdrawn. Under Government austerity measures the council cannot afford to keep the toilets open, but it is reluctant to close them and is exploring every opportunity to retain them.

Cllr Paul Skinner, the council's Cabinet member with responsibility for public toilets, said: "It may sound unlikely but this has sound prospects. This is a substantial building with room for more than just the public toilets. It presents an opportunity for someone to develop a thriving business, perhaps offering refreshments to travellers on their journeys with the added bonus of much-needed relief for those on the road by way of the public toilets already in existence.

"Anyone taking this on will have to get over the idea that this has only ever been a public toilet. It will suit an entrepreneur with vision and the right spirit of progress. The alternative, sadly, will be to close and demolish the building".

If you are interested please contact George Bernard, Nigel Hall, Richard Tweddell or Martin Potts on 01205 314200.

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The loos at Leverton where a business opportunity awaits

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A view of the landscaped picnic area near the building