21 June 2012>
There are now over 30 businesses signed up to offer public conveniences to residents caught short when out and about across the county borough.
Caerphilly County Borough Council's Public Convenience Grant Scheme funded by the Welsh Government is an initiative aimed at increasing the quantity and quality of public conveniences within the county borough. The scheme encourages local businesses to make their toilet facilities available for free public use without having to make a purchase.
35 businesses throughout the county borough now provide a range of facilities including male/female toilets, baby changing facilities and some premises benefit from having disabled access.
Cllr David Poole, Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services is pleased by the uptake. He said, "I am very pleased that so many businesses have opened their conveniences for use by the public. Using the grant enables businesses to offer hygienic, safe facilities for residents to use free of charge during opening times."
Each business displays a green sign on their window to indicate that they participate in the scheme. Opening times vary depending on the normal opening hours of the business.
It is hoped that the scheme will provide improved and more accessible public convenience service for residents and visitors of the county borough.
If you require further information about the scheme or are a local business interested in participating in the scheme, please contact Public Services on 01443 866 533.
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