A campaign by the Caerphilly County Borough Taxi Drivers’ Association has managed to reach its desired outcome, as the local authority has agreed to reopen the public conveniences.
According to a report on the matter, the toilets in Station Terrace were shut by Caerphilly council, alongside four other toilet blocks, in April.
However, David Miller, secretary of the taxi drivers’ association, said the toilets, which are located near a train station, bus and taxi ranks, are "important" for the public.
"Elderly and disabled people were finding it difficult. They don’t want to be going into pubs just to use toilets," he said.
"People were forced to go into pubs and there were complaints from residents about people using back lanes to relieve themselves."
Mr Miller said the association set up a crowdfunding page and secured £5,000 funding from Caerphilly town council, which has paid for the toilets’ 20p entry machines.
The facilities are cleaned by two of the groups’ taxi drivers and a volunteer.
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