Toilet block charge move delayed by 12 days

By Chris Betteley   |   Reporter   |
Monday 14th November 2016 8:00 pm
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William Beech, from Nantwich in Cheshire, said that charging for the toilets could see fewer tourists stopping in the town

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THE introduction of a charge to use the public toilets in Aberystwyth town centre has been delayed and will now start on Tuesday, 22 November.

Ceredigion County Council has agreed to the trial, which will last for between six to 12 months, to charge people 20p to use the toilets at Park Avenue. The council says the charge will guarantee funding to maintain standards at the toilets.

The trial had been due to start on Thursday, 10 November, but the council announced that it would instead now commence on Tuesday, 22 November.

While the trial scheme has been questioned, with concerns raised about how it will affect people who don’t have change on them, environmental services Cabinet member Alun Williams said it was an idea that had been put to the council as it looks to make cost-cutting measures.

He said: “When the council has asked the public for ideas about how to best manage the severe funding cuts we are subject to, charging for entry to toilets has been a regular suggestion."

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