Concerned residents and members of the business community from Fairbourne have grilled Gwynedd Council representatives over the future of public toilets in the area, a news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
Both of Fairbourne’s public toilets – at Station Road and Penrhyn Drive South – are under threat, but Arthog Community Council cannot afford the £6,000 required to keep both public toilets open.
Gwynedd Council, which is accused by one Fairbourne resident of “trying to close us for business”, is seeking partnership agreements with community and town councils to avoid the possibility of the closure of up to 22 public toilets as the council continues to look for cash savings.
A Gwynedd Council spokesperson said: “Gwynedd Council has been contacting all town and community councils over recent months to discuss the possibility of forming local partnerships where they would contribute towards the cost of maintaining the facilities in their area.
“As a council, we are pleased that we find ourselves in a situation where at least 50 toilets which would otherwise have to close can stay open."
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The turnstile’s coin mechanism can be programmed for virtually any combination of coins with a secure cash box to hold them, while the additional counters for the number of entries made will enable a thorough level of control over the system’s operation.
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