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Positive discussions for Blackwood public toilet provision

Posted on : 16 Apr 2019

Positive discussions for Blackwood public toilet provision
Positive discussions for Blackwood public toilet provision

Positive discussions have taken place between the council and the developer of the Artisan Market in Blackwood town centre regarding the provision of public toilet facilities.
 
Cllr Nigel George said, “We’ve had very positive discussions with the developer of the Artisan Market regarding a number of possible solutions for public toilet provision, including the possibility of putting public toilets in place in advance of the main development.
 
“Unfortunately, we’re unable to do it all as local authorities any more, but this approach where we’re working to support the developer, would help ensure that public toilet facilities would be available in Blackwood town centre”.
 
The council had to take the difficult decision to close public toilets in five town centres from 1st April due to severe financial pressures.
 
He continued, “None of us wanted to be in a position where we had to close local amenities such as public toilets, but difficult decisions like this must be made given the current financial situation that councils, us included, are in. Discussions around the future toilet provision will continue and we’ll keep residents updated as plans progress”.
 
Planning consent for the Artisan Market proposal for Blackwood town centre’s marketplace was given unanimous support by councillors at Planning Committee last month.



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