Public toilets at Low Bradfield, near Sheffield, are set to be reopen at the expense of the local council, a news report reveals.
The toilets were among 22 closed earlier this year due to budget cuts at Sheffield Council. However, as a result of concerns expressed by the businesses and community groups about the loss of the facilities in the village, the Bradfield Parish Council stepped in to save the public toilets in its area.
There’s certainly a need for the toilets to stay open, especially since the village is a popular tourist destination, attracting hundreds of walkers and visitors, particularly throughout the summer months.
Coun Stuart Cole, parish council chairman, said: “We had several groups in the village represented at the meeting and clearly there is a very strong feeling that the toilets are an important facility in the village of Bradfield. Since they were closed by the city council, it certainly caused something of a problem for other businesses and community facilities in Low Bradfield. There were concerns from businesses and community groups about the loss of the facility in the village which attracts hundreds of walkers and visitors, particularly throughout the summer months.”
For the time being, members of the local council have managed to get the necessary funding to run the toilets for an extra 12 months, but they also admit that, on the future, they will likely have to rely on fundraising and sponsorships in order to cover the toilets’ running costs, amounting to around 7,200 pounds a year.
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