Seven out of the 93 public toilets in Pembrokeshire are set to be closed as the council tries to save money, a news report in the media has revealed.
The council’s decision follows a public consultation, during which private companies and community councils showed "no interest" in running the seven toilets.
Due to the fact that the costs for running the aforementioned 93 public conveniences amounted to around £1.5m a year, the council initially proposed transferring the management of 19 other toilets to businesses or community councils, and will put the remaining 67 facilities out to tender.
Huw George, cabinet member for environmental and regulatory services, said: "With substantial elements of funding ringfenced for aspects of education and social care, the pressure to make savings is falling predominantly on non-mandatory services such as public toilets.
"We recognise that public toilets play a role in supporting tourism and also that they are important to many people such as the elderly and disabled, which is why we are actively seeking alternative ways of running them."
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