A local council has introduced a 20p charge for access to public toilets in a bid to cover maintenance costs, a news source can reveal.

Patrons wanting to relieve themselves at Aberystwyth’s Park Avenue loos will have to pay 20p during the six to 12-month trial from 10 November. If successful, charges could be introduced at all public toilets in Ceredigion.

The move comes after the Welsh Government said councils must come up with strategies for the management of public toilets as part of its Public Health Bill. If also follows the closure of many across Wales due to budget cuts.

Alun Williams, Ceredigion’s cabinet member for environmental services, said the council agreed the charge because residents often suggested charging for public toilets when asked for suggestions about which council services they would be willing to pay for.

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