Your views sought on local toilet strategy for Flintshire
Flintshire County Council is seeking your views on a strategy for public toilets in the County.
By law, Councils do not have to provide and maintain public toilets directly. They must, however, take a strategic view on how facilities can be provided and accessed, taking account of such things as location, accessibility, facilities, frequency of use and quality of existing sites, as well as determining whether additional or fewer sites are required by their local population.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Transportation, Councillor Carolyn Thomas, said:
“Since 2012, the Council has carried out two reviews of toilet provision across the County. These reviews highlighted that isolated facilities regularly attract antisocial behaviour, which puts people off using them. As a result, we adopted the approach of promoting the use of existing toilets in Council buildings such as libraries and Connects Centres, which people feel more confident and comfortable using. The council has been tasked by Welsh Government to do a strategy but there is no extra funding for increased provision.”
We are now asking for your feedback to inform a new Toilets Strategy. You can click here to open the feedback form or go to our website https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LocalToiletsStrategy. The draft strategy can be viewed on our website by going to our home page www.flintshire.gov.uk and clicking on the campaign banner “Toilet Strategy”.
The closing date for feedback is Friday 26 April 2019.
Draft Toilet Strategy