Fewer Public Toilets In Portsmouth?

7 January 2013, 09:58

People in Portsmouth are being asked for their views on the future of public toilets in the city.

It's part of a public consultation that will run until the end of January.

Portsmouth City Council is facing cuts to the grant it receives from the Government and is looking to make savings; including reducing the amount it spends on the city’s 25 public toilets.

The council's proposing to keep public toilets in Portsmouth's main shopping, nightlife and tourist areas, to introduce charging for some toilets in tourist areas, and to close some toilets in other areas of the city.

In putting the proposals together, the council say they considered how much existing public toilets are used, how many facilities there are in different areas of the city, including in other council buildings, and where there is potential for alternative facilities.  

More information and an online survey are available by visiting www.portsmouth.gov.uk and searching ‘public toilets’. Information and paper copies of the survey are also available in libraries, community centres or at the civic offices.

The closing date for responses is 31 January 2013.