DARTMOOR National Park Authority has reopened its toilets at Meldon Reservoir, Okehampton, following comprehensive risk assessments.

The toilets will be open seven days a week and will be closed when enhanced cleaning measures are undertaken.

Car parking fees have also been reintroduced at Meldon.

Dartmoor National Park Authority’s head of recreation, access and estates Andrew Watson said: ‘We have been working hard to reopen the authority’s public toilets. This has taken some time but we wanted to be sure they are safe for people to use while social distancing measures remain in place and to maintain safety for staff cleaning them.

‘We also carried out deep cleaning and essential repairs and maintenance while they were closed.

‘Our car parks have been free during lockdown and through the subsequent easing of restrictions but after careful consideration, we are now reintroducing charges.

‘As a gesture of goodwill, we are temporarily holding prices at 2019 levels and will introduce 2020 prices in due course and when restrictions ease completely.

‘The money you pay to park in our places will go directly towards conserving Dartmoor and supporting visitor services.’

Other toilets reopening include those at Haytor; Dartmeet and Venford Reservoir. Postbridge toilets remain closed due to building works.