THERE was no fanfare when the toilets at Baiter Park finally re-opened yesterday– but that didn’t put a stop to residents’ celebrations.

The facilities at the park were unlocked and open for public use at 3pm, almost four months after they closed in April.

Borough of Poole announced it would be re-opening the toilet block on Monday in a major U-turn for the council.

Over the week members of the street cleaning and environment team have been cleaning the toilet block in order to get it fit for use.

And this afternoon the doors were finally unlocked, much to the relief of local residents, campaigners and visitors to the area.

The council has said the toilets would be opened while a procurement process was carried out.

It is unknown how long the toilets will be re-opened for and there is currently no time limit to find a potential operator.

This is the second U-turn the council has made since it announced plans to close a further eight public facilities earlier this year.

The Haven toilets near Sandbanks Ferry were re-opened at the end of May following dozens of complaints from wealthy homeowners who said people were relieving themselves inside their front gardens, up against their walls and down a side alley.

In the case of the Haven toilets the council said they would be opened temporarily until September 30.

Despite the U-turn the council said it remained committed to the community toilets policy, stating that it is the only sustainable policy it can support in light of Government cuts.