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Cabinet agrees to Local Toilets Strategy consultation

Posted on : 20 Dec 2018

Cabinet agrees to Local Toilets Strategy consultation

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed to begin a 12 week public consultation on its draft Local Toilets Strategy.

Starting on 14th December, the consultation will ask members of the public for their views on  how to improve access to toilets available for public use. The Strategy incorporates feedback following a public consultation as part of the  Assessment of Need that was undertaken throughout September 2018.

The Local Toilets Strategy is a legal requirement from Welsh Government placed on all Local Authorities as a result of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017. Local Authorities are required to publish their Local Toilets Strategy by 31st May 2019 and include a plan showing how it will meet identified needs. Whilst the Act  does not place a requirement on Local Authorities to provide and maintain public toilets directly, the strategy looks at how facilities can be provided and accessed by the local population.

Cllr Eluned Stenner, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “Caerphilly County Borough Council has a legal duty to produce a Local Toilets Strategy. However  no additional funding is available and budgets are decreasing year on year making the delivery of this strategy very challenging. We would welcome a joined up approach from Welsh Government to ensure the needs of residents and visitors are met”.  

The draft Local Toilet Strategy will be available to view from 14th December 2018 until the 8th March 2019, from local libraries and on the Council’s website, please visit Residents of and visitors to the county borough are encouraged to provide  their  views on our approach.  

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