Gwynedd Council publishes a draft of the Local Toilet Strategy

Date: 20/02/2019

Gwynedd Council has published a draft strategy for public toilets in the county that sets out the vision for future provision, and is asking for comments from local residents and organisations.

Like all Welsh councils, Gwynedd has a statutory responsibility to assess the needs of the community for toilets, with the expectation that every local authority publishes a Local Toilet Strategy by 31 May 2019.

Before publishing the draft strategy, the Council carried out an assessment of need for public toilets in Gwynedd. This strategy sets out the findings of the assessment and explains what the Council's priorities will be over the next two years.

Councillor Gareth Griffith, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member who leads on municipal services said:

“This draft strategy is published following a detailed assessment of the provisions over the past year. As part of the assessment, a public consultation was held and we are very grateful to over 1,200 people who completed the questionnaire.  

“The information we received has been very useful in developing the Strategy and we have used residents’ feedback to create the draft strategy.

“Some of the aims that have been included are the provision of clean and safe facilities, working in partnership to maintain public toilets and providing signage to ensure that it is easy to find facilities.

“There is now an opportunity for anyone to read the draft, and offer any further comments on the priorities before the Council publishes the final Strategy in May.”

The questionnaire is available on the Gwynedd Council website: - or if you require a paper copy, please contact Bethan Roberts on 01286 679068. The questionnaire will be open until 1 May 2019.