Local residents have just a few weeks left to give their views on public conveniences in the area, as part of a consultation being run by the Council.
The consultation, which ends on February 5, is looking at standards of provision across the district, including the quality, quantity, and distribution of public conveniences.
Amongst other issues, the Council also wants people’s views on what facilities public conveniences should contain, eg baby changing facilities; what times of day they should be open; where any new facilities should be located and how many facilities there should be.
One of the areas the Council is looking at with the private sector is a community or partnership toilet scheme whereby more pubs, restaurants and shops give public access to their toilets. This system works well elsewhere in the country.
The Tory Council thinks that this type of scheme could be a real opportunity for businesses and the Council to work together for the overall benefit of the community. The Council wants to hear what local shops and businesses think and which ones would be interested in taking part.
Anyone wanting to know more about the proposals and have their say can go to www.bathnes.gov.uk and under the ‘Of Interest’ link click ‘Public Convenience Provision – Consultation’. Or contact Council Connect on 01225 39 40 41 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online consultation also includes specific information and a questionnaire about a Community Toilet Scheme for businesses to input their thoughts.
The results of the consultation will be considered by the Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Panel at a later date.