The public toilets at East Road carpark in Irvine, North Ayrshire, Scotland, will close at the end of March, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The move has been confirmed by North Ayrshire Council, who have also revealed that it has not yet been decided whether the East Road toilet block will be demolished for more car park space or the building will have another use.
Yvonne Baulk, head of Physical Environment at North Ayrshire Council, said: “Like all local authorities, we are having to balance reducing resources with an increasing demand for our services.
“Since 2010 we have had to find £73million of savings which means that difficult decisions have to be made.
"In light of these reducing resources, a decision was taken by the council in February 2016 to close most of our public toilets, with the closures planned for 31 March 2017.
“This gave officers time to work with communities to develop proposals to transfer ownership and operation of public toilets to those communities that wished to maintain provision.
“Since then, we have held positive discussions with a number of community groups which may allow some of the public toilets to remain open, subject to a Community Asset Transfer.”
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