Council-run public toilets in Flintshire are set to be either closed, demolished or transferred to local authorities, as the Flintshire Council looks to cut its overall running costs, a recent news report in the local media has been able to find.
The facility in Duke Street in Flint could be the first to go with plans to close it by April, but the council hopes the four other facilities – at Mold Bus Station, New Street in Mold, Off High Street, Holywell, and Station Road, Talacre – can be offloaded as part of a community asset transfer.
Steve Jones, chief officer for Streetscene and transportation at Flintshire Council, said: “The new strategy introduced in 2014 recognised that isolated public toilet facilities regularly attracted anti-social behaviour and that many people would not use the facilities for this reason.
“It was proposed that the council should promote the use of existing toilet facilities within council buildings rather than the dedicated and often isolated facilities previously provided.
“Whilst the council has closed a number of dedicated facilities, access to other council-owned toilets have been improved.”
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