A town council could take over the running of local public toilets after the county council decided to withdraw all budget provisions due to financial constraints, a news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
Baildon Town Council’s (BTC) economy committee has recommended the transfer of the toilets on Northgate since as Bradford Council will stop financing them by April 2018.
Seven conveniences would close under Bradford Council’s latest cost-cutting proposals, now out for public consultation, under cuts announced in December last year.
If a decision is made to seek a transfer of the toilets from Bradford Council to BTC, the additional expenditure will need to be included in the budget process for the 2018/19 financial year for BTC later this year.
The Baildon site features men’s, women’s and disabled toilets and is open seven days a week.
Research has been undertaken over the summer to assess possible alternative facilities. The annual cost of running Baildon public toilets would be an estimated £7,000.
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