Compost toilet launched at Chichester allotments

Chichester mayor Tony French tries out the new composting toilet at the St James  Allotments''C120148-1 Chi Feb2 Toilet  Photo Louise  Adams
Chichester mayor Tony French tries out the new composting toilet at the St James Allotments''C120148-1 Chi Feb2 Toilet Photo Louise Adams

ALLOTMENT holders at a site in Chichester are feeling flushed with success after the launch of a compost toilet.

Situated on the St James Road allotments, the toilet was brought about thanks to a lottery grant of £8,500.

It is fully accessible to people with disabilities and is for use by all allotment holders.

The mayor of Chichester, Tony French, took a look around the new convenience and officially opened it on behalf of the allotment association.

The project was conceived two years ago and planning permission for the facility was given around four months ago.

Installation was completed in early January. Despite a bitterly cold day, around 20 people turned out to the formal launch.

Allotment association chairman Richard Goulding said the new loo was an excellent addition to the site and there were other projects in the pipeline.

“We have got lots of things in the back of our minds, one of them is to repair some sections of the fence and we are open to any ideas and projects for the future.

“We are a very forward-thinking association and we want to create a community spirit.”