A public authority in a South Wales town decided to listen to residents’ demands and reopen the local public toilets after they were initially closed due to cutbacks, a news report in the local media was able to reveal.
The public amenity, located in the town’s Gwent Shopping Centre, will then be formally reopened to the public later this autumn following extensive refurbishment work. Funding for the project is supplied via the town council component of the council tax bill, known as a precept.
The Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council closed the public toilets in all major towns throughout the borough in November 2013, including Tredegar. However, there was a big public backlash at the move by the council, and, back in April, a petition, demanding the public toilets across the borough reopen, attracted thousands of signatures.
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