NEWS that public toilets are re-opening again in the Staffordshire Moorlands towns will come as a relief to shoppers desperate to 'spend a penny'.
The toilets will be cleaned more often to counter the threat of coronavirus and a one-in-one-out entry system will operate.
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council leader Sybil Ralphs MBE said: "With more of our shops, markets and businesses opening up again the council is working to put in place measures to ensure people can return to out towns and villages with confidence hat it is safe to do so.
"That will mean some changes to town centres and to how shops and businesses operate so that necessary social distancing, and other safety measures, can be observed to protect everyone.
"We're further supporting our local economy by beginning to open up the facilities which an increased number of people in towns will required, such as public toilets, and we're looking forward to welcoming people back."
Coun Ralphs added: "I would strongly urge people to behave responsibly when they are out and about by staying two-metres apart and follow the specific requirements of any shops or amenities they visit.
"That way, we can all stay safe as we gradually begin to return to those activities we enjoyed before lockdown."
Public conveniences re-opening in the district's three market towns today (June 15) include those in Silk Street, Leek; the Bus Hub in Biddulph; and Tape Street car park in Cheadle.
Visitors to popular tourist spots Milldale, Wetton and Hulme End will also be able to relieve themselves when the need arises.
Public toilet users, however, are warned that some opening hours may need to be reduced.
Picture: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council leader Sybil Ralphs MBE.