Local businesses have urged a Cornish Town Council to reopen several public toilet blocks after suffering an influx of desperate visitors who are caught short and find the conveniences closed.
Fowey’s shops and restaurants are saying action must be taken to reopen the toilets as soon as possible, as more and more people are coming through their doors just to use the toilets, a news report in the local media has recently revealed.
Fowey Town Council is keen to run the town’s four public toilet blocks, which are currently owned by Cornwall Council, but the two sides have been unable to strike a deal because town councillors are unhappy that the unitary authority has only offered a yearly maintenance grant of £26,000. It estimates the bill could swell to £40,000.
Mayor John Berryman said the grant offered is nowhere near what it would cost to run the toilets and the town is too small for the cost to be met through the council tax precept.
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