In a bid to keep open as many of their public toilets as possible, the Pembrokeshire County Council is seriously considering charging an access fee for the use of the aforementioned public conveniences.

According to a report in the local media, the Pembrokeshire County Council is currently reviewing the number of public toilets it operates and estimating the overall costs associated to each facility. Following this review, up to 28 of the county’s total of 93 toilets face closure, unless town and community councils step up and take over ownership, while also picking the tab for the associated running costs.

As a possible solution to this problem, the county council has been looking at drafting in private companies to manage public toilets and charging people to use them.

A Pembrokeshire County Council spokesman said: “The feedback from the public consultation undertaken is that the majority of people would prefer to pay for a facility rather than see it disappear completely and we are currently exploring the feasibility of this with the private sector.”

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