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Proposed changes to public toilet facilities at Fishguard and Goodwick, and Gelliswick

FISHGUARD AND GOODWICK

Fishguard and Goodwick currently have four public toilets.

This proposal relates to toilets at Parc y Shwt and West Street, in Fishguard town centre.

It does not affect toilets at Goodwick Parrog or Lower Town Fishguard.

Current facilities at Parc y Shwt and West Street are in need of upgrading. The toilets at West Street have also been the target of repeat vandalism.

In order to improve the quality of public toilet provision in Fishguard town centre, it is proposed to provide a new toilet block.

It is proposed that this will be located next to the bus stop on the new Chimneys Link road development (subject to planning approval).

The new toilet would be funded via investment from Danfo (UK) Ltd. Danfo is the company that is currently contracted by the Council to support the provision of toilet facilities in Pembrokeshire.

It is proposed that the new facility in Fishguard would be a pay for use facility, in common with many other toilet facilities in the county.

It is also proposed that the two existing toilets in the town centre (Parc y Shwt and West Street) be closed.

Fishguard town centre would be as well served with one public toilet facility in its town centre as other communities in Pembrokeshire. This takes into account the number of people living in a community and surround area, the number of visitors and the distance to other facilities.

Drop-in Session

You can find out more and have a look at what the proposed new toilet block might look like at our drop-in session:

Fishguard Market, Fishguard Town Hall

Thursday 12th April 2018

Please call in anytime between 10am and 12noon

GELLISWICK

Gelliswick toilets have been temporarily closed since October 2017, as a result of vandalism.

This vandalism followed a long line of issues at this toilet block. These included repeat incidents of doors being kicked in, toilet pans being smashed up and even fireworks being set off inside.

This toilet block has the highest number of recorded incidents of vandalism in a 12 month period. 

The Council would like to hear from any community groups, or other parties, who would be interested in taking over responsibility for Gelliswick toilet.

Milford Haven Town Council has already indicated (at its meeting in January 2018) that it would be unable to provide any funding to support the provision of these toilets, due to the extensive record of vandalism.

If no viable alternative proposal is received, the Council proposes that Gelliswick toilets be permanently closed.

YOUR VIEWS

You can give your views by completing our online response form

Alternatively, you can print off a hard copy to complete. Once complete scan in and email to surveys@pembrokeshire.gov.uk or post to: Pembrokeshire County Council, Policy, 2D County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP

The closing date for responses is Friday 18th May 2018

Responses will be compiled into a report and be used to develop an Integrated Impact Assessment. These documents will be considered by Cabinet at its meeting in July, when it will make a final decision on the proposals.

 

 

ID: 3202, revised 17/04/2018