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- ‘Disastrous’ loo closures plan panned

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to close public toilets across the county has been put on hold after it was described as a “complete disaster”.


Powys County Council had been looking to close nearly 40 public toilets or transfer them to town and community councils.


The plan has now been suspended until the end of the financial year – 2014.

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Plea for car park fees to save Hay-on-Wye's public toilets

A plea has been made for fees from a car park to be used to help pay for public toilets threatened with closure.

 

The toilets in Hay-on-Wye, which is home to a major literature festivals and attracts thousands of visitors a year, are earmarked for closure under Powys council's cost cutting plan.

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Public toilets face the axe in Pendle Council cuts

Executive councillors are set to make a decision about the future of 17 public toilets across Pendle, including seven in West Craven.
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Last-minute talks to save town's toilets

THE fate of Lostwithiel's public toilets is yet to be resolved, weeks before they are due to be closed. Town and Cornwall councillors are talking again, but remain at loggerheads over the terms...
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Growing calls for public toilets to be added in Scunthorpe town centre

Growing calls for public toilets to be added in Scunthorpe town centre | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
A big percentage of people believe Scunthorpe desperately needs more public toilets, a survey suggests.
A poll on this website is asking: Do you think more public toilets should be installed in...
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Lack of public toilets in Scunthorpe town centre 'a disgrace'

Lack of public toilets in Scunthorpe town centre 'a disgrace' | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
IT'S a disgrace that the people of Scunthorpe, perhaps women more so than men, have to go into cafés, restaurants or the larger stores to find a toilet in the town area.
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City leaders back York public toilets improvement scheme

City leaders back York public toilets improvement scheme | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
A £663,000 scheme to improve York’s public toilets in time for the Tour de France, with 40p charges being introduced, has been backed by city leaders.
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Numbers don’t add up in row over threatened Haworth toilets closure

Numbers don’t add up in row over threatened Haworth toilets closure | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
Figures revealed this week show Haworth Central Park’s threatened public toilet block is projected to cost almost £3,000 less to run during the current financial year than the other village facility being spared the axe.
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New-look late night loos are revealed

New-look late night loos are revealed | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
PORTISHEAD now has toilets it can be proud of, despite North Somerset Council washing its hands of public conveniences across the district.
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£663k revamp for York public toilets - but using them will cost 40p

YORK'S public toilets are to be refurbished, but 40p charges will be introduced.

 

YORK'S public toilets are set for a £663,000 upgrade, which city leaders will improve facilities and save money in the long-term.

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Communities in Galloway could lose 32 public toilets or be asked to take care of them as part of budget cuts

THE closure of dozens of public toilets throughout the region could make savings of up to £259,000 a year by 2016/17.
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Maybole will be the only town in South Ayrshire with no public loo, under a council plan.

Ironically, South Ayrshire is set to spend big – to drag its shabby conveniences into the 21st century.
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Is this the end of the public loo? | UK | News | Daily Express

Is this the end of the public loo? | UK | News | Daily Express | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
PENNY-pinching councils are making it impossible for shoppers to spend a penny.
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Powys Council to re-open public toilets until April

Powys Council to re-open public toilets until April | LooSeeker | Scoop.it

Plans to close public toilets in Powys have been put on hold until the end of the financial year.

 

The council had been looking to transfer responsibility for 38 facilities to town and community councils.

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City loos to reopen longer after revamp

City loos to reopen longer after revamp | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
PUBLIC loos in Oxford city centre are to open to 8pm after a city council revamp.
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Sandwell toilets to close for good under proposals

Sandwell toilets to close for good under proposals | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
Public toilets will be closed for good in Blackheath under plans dubbed ‘a disgrace’ by campaigners who petitioned for their improvement around two years ago.
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Future Of Bath’s Public Toilets Unveiled By Council

Future Of Bath’s Public Toilets Unveiled By Council | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
Full proposals by the Council about the future of its 27 public toilets have been unveiled in response to concerns expressed by members of the public and councillors in September.
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Councillors calls for re-think Holmfirth loo closure

Councillors calls for re-think Holmfirth loo closure | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
Clr Ken Sims, Conservative for Holme Valley South asked Labour Cabinet members if they’d assessed the parking income loss of closing public toilets in Holmfirth
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Public toilets in Burnley and Pendle set to be axed

PEOPLE caught short in parts of Burnley and Pendle may face a problem — after plans to close eight public toilets were unveiled.

 

Burnley’s Queensgate, Hapton’s East Street and Briercliffe Road toilets have become a magnet for ‘anti-social behaviour’, with vagrants caught sleeping in the disabled facility at the latter, and closing them would recoup £15,500.

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Toilets? They’re a basic human right, say Shipley Market campaigners

Market traders campaigning to stop the closure of public toilets say shutting them would be “taking away a basic human right.”

 

Three Shipley traders have drawn-up a petition which they hope colleagues, shop workers and customers will sign in a bid to stop initial budget proposals being voted through next year.

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- Plans to close loos in village breach law

PLANS to close Llangynog’s public toilets could be breaching disability legislation according to a campaigner.


Mike Atherton, who recently started an online petition to keep the toilets open, has written to councillor Barry Thomas and Powys County Council about his concerns.

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Unacceptable for tourist town not to have public toilets

Unacceptable for tourist town not to have public toilets | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
THE PROS and cons of town and parish councils taking over public toilets are still being discussed this week. In St Merryn, a village meeting has been called to see if residents will put up with a...
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Public toilets axed to make winter savings

NORTH Devon Council is closing a number of under-used public toilet cubicles this winter.


The money saving move is designed to cut down on electricity and water usage and reduce the length of time it takes to clean them.

 

At least one cubicle will be still available at all of the council’s toilet blocks and additional cubicles will be opened during busy times and for events.

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Mirfield’s public toilets set to stay open

Mirfield’s public toilets set to stay open | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
Kirklees Council had threatened to shut them down today after talks over a lease broke down
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Fight to save Mirfield’s public toilets steps up

Fight to save Mirfield’s public toilets steps up | LooSeeker | Scoop.it
Town councillors have vowed to take their fight for the town’s public toilets right to the top – despite plans by Kirklees Council to shut them as early as next week.
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