Plans to close seven public toilets in Pembrokeshire

Public toilets The council says it has the most public toilets per head in Wales

Related Stories

Plans have been revealed to close seven of Pembrokeshire's 93 public toilets in a bid to cut costs.

Pembrokeshire council said private companies and community councils had showed "no interest" in running the seven toilets following a consultation.

It proposes transferring the management of 19 other toilets to businesses or community councils, and will put the remaining 67 facilities out to tender.

Anyone wishing to express a view must do so by 7 October.

The council said it had the highest number of toilets per head in Wales "and probably the UK", costing £1.5m a year.

Following a consultation, it proposed transferring the management of 26 toilet blocks to local businesses or community councils.

However, it said no interest was expressed in seven of those.

It proposes closing the following facilities by November: Burton, Fishguard The Square, Milford Haven Manchester Square, Pembroke The Parade, Pembroke Black Horse, Pembroke Dock Front Street and Pembroke Dock Hobbs Point.

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."

The council said private companies would be likely to propose charges for their facilities.

Members of the public are invited to have their say via the council website.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC South West Wales



7 °C 3 °C


  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

  • Lotus 97T driven by Elio de AngelisBeen and Gone

    A champion F1 designer and other notable losses

  • A poster of Boris Nemtsov at a rally in St Petersburg, Russia, 1 MarchWho killed Nemtsov?

    Theories abound over murder that shocked Moscow

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.