Public toilets which have been closed for months have reopened after being refurbished.

Toilets across Brighton and Hove that have been refurbished include Kings Esplanade, Daltons, which is near the seafront zip wire, Station Road in Portslade and the Saltdean Undercliff.

Kings Esplanade and Daltons are now open and the public toilets in Station Road and the Saltdean Undercliff are expected to open in the next couple of weeks.

The toilets were refurbished over the winter by the city council, which it said allowed them to stay open “throughout the city’s busiest times of year”.

However there were complaints from residents and tourists when Kings Esplanade toilets, near the bottom of Grand Avenue, were closed over Easter.

The council has invested more than £1.33 million into public toilets across the city to date and £125,000 used in recent refurbishments came from the designated carbon neutral fund.

This money was used to provide motion sensor lighting and flushes and taps which are more sustainable as they save on the use of electricity and water.

Councillor Tim Rowkins, chairman of the city environment, South Downs and the sea committee, said: “Getting the city’s public toilets reopened is a top priority for us and we’re very pleased to see these newly refurbished, accessible and inclusive facilities now available for our residents and visitors to use.

“Public toilets play an essential role in the accessibility of the city and the refurbishment plans have carefully considered the requirements of all residents and visitors.”

The refurbishments include improved facilities for disabled users and additional family rooms with changing facilities and smaller child-friendly toilets.

Daltons, Kings Esplanade and Saltdean Undercliff all now have family rooms available to use.

Due to the limited space of the Station Road toilets, a changing table has been included in both the men’s and women’s facilities so that a parent, carer or guardian can change a nappy in a private space, rather than in the communal area.

There are also extra cubicles at each of the toilets.

Daltons has three more female cubicles, while Kings Esplanade and Station Road both have one additional cubicle in the women’s facilities.

Saltdean Undercliff toilets have four more female cubicles, two more male cubicles and four more urinals.