Debate over public loos continues

PORTISHEAD town councillors are still debating whether or not to take on the running of public conveniences in the town.

The toilets at Wyndham Way and the Lake Grounds are currently owned and managed by North Somerset Council but the local authority is keen to relinquish responsibility for them by April, as part of its budget cutting plans.

Portishead councillors say they are concerned about the condition of the roofs and the presence of asbestos.

They are also calling for the money collected from the Lake Grounds concessions, which includes the Lakeside Caf�, to be used to service the seafront toilets.

Residents have been calling for an improvement to public toilets in Portishead for years saying that they are often a disgrace and sometimes unusable.

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In 2012 the Senior Citizens Forum handed the town council a petition signed by 55 residents, asking for them to take on the toilets and improve them.

Councillors have agreed to revisit the matter at their January meeting after obtaining more information.

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