Public toilets in Sefton are facing closure under new plans put forward by the local council, a recent news report in the local media was able to reveal.
The authority operates seven pay-to-use loos in the borough – five in Southport; on the Promenade, Eastbank Street, Hill Street, Park Lane and Preston New Road. Plus two more in the south of the borough, one in Blundellsands on Burbo Bank and another in Waterloo on South Road.
Sefton also has three free-to-use public conveniences, located in Maghull on Leighton Avenue, Moor Lane in Crosby and Shore Road in Ainsdale.
All 10 public toilets are currently cleaned by two external organisations and unless Sefton can “negotiate a zero budget option” with the cleaning contractors, “closures will apply,” to free and pay-to-use loos.
The budget report suggests those who require the toilet should “seek to use the private sector – such as shops, restaurants, fast food chains, public houses and entertainment facilities.”
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