Concerns have been expressed that a town’s public toilets are about to be demolished, which has been called a “mistake”.
It was previously reported that plans to demolish a block of public toilets on New Street in Mold had been backed to make way for more parking.
Last year, the Chief reported that Flintshire Cabinet had agreed that the New Street Public Convenience would shut down – if City Council did not wish to take over management of the facility, which City Council chose to do. do not do.
City and county councils worked closely on the project and devised a plan to improve the facilities at the King Street bus station and expand parking availability at the New Street parking lot, facilitated by the demolition of the facility. existing public convenience.
However, a local worker, who declined to be named, said the toilet is expected to be demolished this year.
He told the chief that this was an “error” and that it would likely affect the town’s commerce.
He added: “I see the number of people using the toilet on a daily basis. Coaches park there during the summer months to visit the market and the first place they go is the toilets.
“I think the public will be disappointed to lose them because the toilets near the bus station are a bit out of the way.
“With all the new businesses opening in the city and the coaches coming back to the market, I personally think the board is making a mistake.”
Katie Wilby, Flintshire Managing Director for Streetscene and Transportation, added: “In keeping with our local toilet strategy, isolated facilities such as the New Street facilities regularly attract antisocial behavior, which deters people from using them. As a result, we have taken a more empowering approach by encouraging the use of existing toilets in municipal buildings such as libraries and Connects centers, which people feel more comfortable and comfortable using.
“Following a review of the sanitation facilities in Mold, the costs identified for reconditioning and improving the quality of the New Street parking facilities were not economically viable.
“Therefore, improved facilities have been developed in the bus station complex, which is the same distance from the city center as the facilities on New Street. The improved facilities at Mold Bus Station will provide an alternative improved site within the city’s transport hub.
“Additional washrooms are also available for the public to use in the Mussel Library and the Daniel Owen Center.”
Flintshire’s local toilet strategy is available on the website at: https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Streetscene/Local-Toilet-Strategy-for-Flintshire.aspx