Public loos - planning for the future

Published on 21st June 2019

Stalls in a public toilet

Cheltenham Borough Council has been considering the future of its public conveniences as many of its existing facilities need significant investment over the next few years to ensure they are up to date and in good condition for all residents and visitors.

The review has considered a number of options and recommended that the council consult with its community partners to develop the option felt to offer the best choice for users.
The preferred option proposes to retain and invest in the existing amenities within Pittville, Montpellier and Sandford Park and establish a community partnership initiative with local businesses to give the public access to additional facilities throughout the town centre.

Cllr Chris Coleman member for clean and green says: “We’re looking at all of our existing town centre public conveniences and considering ways we can best improve this service for our residents and visitors.

“Following a decision from Cabinet we hope to consult with the community partners, Cheltenham BID and local businesses to ensure that everyone spending time in the town centre and our major public open spaces has access to clean and safe public toilet facilities that cater for all their needs.”

The full report goes before the council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 1 July 2019 and the council’s Cabinet on 9 July; the report can be seen on the council’s webpages.


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