A PUBLIC toilet in Cornwall's capital is set to be closed next week in order for refurbishment works to begin. 

The public toilets on Green Street in Truro are to be closed on Thursday, November 16 in order for work to begin to refurbish the facilities. 

Part of the work will include installing an accessible 'Changing Places' toilet , which are designed to assist those who struggle to use standard accessible toilets. 

The city council has said that the toilets will reopen to the public in March 2024. 

In a statement posted on to its social media page, Truro City Council said: "The public toilets in Green Street in Truro will close to the public on Thursday, 16 November so that work can begin on refurbishing the facilities.

"A new fully accessible Changing Places toilet – the first public facility to be provided in the city centre – will also be constructed.

"Designed for people who struggle to use standard accessible toilets, Changing Places toilets provide additional equipment such as adult-sized height adjustable changing benches, height adjustable wash basins, hoists, privacy screens and space for carers.

"A new disabled parking space and a mural will also be provided as part of the scheme.

"The project is being delivered through a partnership between Truro City Council, Cornwall Council and Truro Town Deal Board.

"The toilets are due to re-open to the public at the beginning of March 2024."