Long Melford Parish Council begins new era after moving into new headquarters
A new era for Long Melford Parish Council began this week, as members cut the ribbon on their new headquarters.
The authority moved into its new office on Monday, which was re-purposed from a former toilet block that had been purchased after the building was shut by Babergh District Council four years ago.
Parish clerk Rob Williams explained they had purchased the facility with the intention of “delivering a more cost-effective office” for the council, replacing its current rented accommodation, as they did not believe the district authority would ever reopen it as a toilet block again.
In addition to the offices, a portion of the site is also set to be reopen as a multi-use, single site public convenience for the community.
The parish council is expected to move out of its current base and into its new headquarters on Monday, July 15.
John Nunn, chairman of Long Melford Parish Council, said: “In the days of district and county councils shutting toilets up and down the country due to cost constraints, it is nice to see that our parish council is able to open a public toilet within the centre of our village.
“Our new home provides an excellent benefit for both members of the parish, and the tourists who visit our beautiful village.”