Gwynedd council are asking for the views of residents, businesses and visitors who use public toilets in the area. The council would like to hear opinions on the opening hours and the standard of the facilities, including baby changing facilities and facilities for disabled people.
Each council in Wales has a responsibility to assess the needs of the community for toilets under the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017: Provision of Toilets. This means that all Welsh councils need to publish a ‘Local Toilet Strategy’ by 31 May 2019.
The survey is available on the Gwynedd Council website www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/PublicToilets which will be open until 17 December 2018. Paper copies are also available in the Council’s Siopau Gwynedd facilities, leisure centres and libraries.
Councillor Gareth Griffith, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member who leads on municipal services, said: “The Council works in partnership with Town and Community Councils in Gwynedd to provide 63 public toilets. We also work with local enterprises and businesses to maintain 35 ‘community’ toilets located in buildings such as cafés and shops.
“As we prepare a strategy for toilets across the county, we are keen to hear the views of the public – the feedback will enable us to create a fuller picture of the needs of the local community as we complete the Local Toilet Strategy.
“We encourage everyone to take part in the consultation and we are eager to hear from anyone who regularly uses the toilets, or relies on specific facilities, for example accessible disabled toilets or baby changing facilities.”