A sign telling visitors where public toilets are on Eastbourne seafront is now in place thanks to Conservative councillor Paul Metcalfe.
But the simple request to stop people going into the RNLI Lifeboat Museum near the Wish Tower to ask the way to the conveniences has taken 14 months of wrangling with the borough council.
“It’s great this temporary sign is now up and a more permanent one is on the way but it really shouldn’t have taken so long for it to happen,” said Paul.
“Staff at the museum were always more than happy to help anyone who asked where the nearest public toilets are but it isn’t their job, so the sign is much appreciated.
Shop and museum manager Graham Murphy, who asked Paul for help to get the sign installed, added: “Myself and Lifeboat Museum staff are most grateful to Paul for helping to arrange the sign after so long.”