A chance to have your say on public toilets
Like all of Welsh councils, Gwynedd 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.
As part of this work, the Council is seeking the views of residents, businesses and visitors who use the toilets, which include baby changing facilities and changing facilities for disabled people.
Councillor Gareth Griffith, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member who leads on municipal services:
“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 cafes 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."
The survey is available on the Gwynedd Council website www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/PublicToilets, and paper copies are also available in the Council’s Siopau Gwynedd facilities, leisure centres and libraries. The survey will be open until 17 December 2018.