Future of Newcastleton toilets to be debated


THE future of the public conveniences in Newcastleton is to be considered by community councillors.

Scottish Borders Council is seeking to engage with community councils, groups, businesses and others in communities who are interested in getting involved in either a "comfort scheme" or a "community partnership".

A comfort scheme is where a hotel, pub, shop, village hall or public buildings offers its toilets for the public to use at not costs, regardless of whether they are customers. The host would receive an annual payment from the council.

A community partnership is where public toilets are transferred to a community group for it to provide the service.

The council is keen to hear from any groups interested in entering such a scheme and they are asked to contact the authority at www.scotborders.gov.uk/publictoilets or ring 0300 100 1800.

The website has more information the schemes, disabled access, the reasons behind the new charging scheme and a directory of all public toilets.

Newcastleton community council has asked for information about running costs and liabilities so it can fully understand the implications.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:15AM
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