A North Wales local authority is asking town and community councils for help in keeping public toilets open, a recent news report has been able to suggest.
Gwynedd council’s cabinet has issued the appeal following proposals earlier this year to close two-thirds of all council-run toilet facilities to save £244,000. The council leadership hopes it will mean they can halt plans to shut 50 out of its 73 toilets, but also warns that closures would still have to go ahead if agreements could not be reached on the new proposals.
The smaller councils across Gwynedd will now be asked if they are willing to pay towards the upkeep of the facilities – at a rate of £4,000 a year for those that are open all year long, and £2,000 for toilets that are only open during the tourist months.
Cabinet member John Wynn Jones told Tuesday’s meeting: "We are recommending an alternative scheme which involves going to the town and community councils and suggesting that if they do really appreciate these toilets that they contribute to keeping them open."
The cabinet said it was also open to any of the smaller councils taking over the ownership and operation of toilets in their communities in the longer term.
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