Call for public loos at the marina

COUNCILLORS are calling for pennies to be spent on building some public loos as part of plans for a development at Portishead Marina. The call for the loos comes at the same time as plans were put forward to develop a pub, restaurant, delicatessen and a c

COUNCILLORS are calling for pennies to be spent on building some public loos as part of plans for a development at Portishead Marina.The call for the loos comes at the same time as plans were put forward to develop a pub, restaurant, delicatessen and a car park at Chandlery Square, Portishead Quays.Councillors said they were concerned at the insufficient parking proposed as part of the scheme and said they were worried access for emergency vehicles could be restricted as a result of on street parking. But they also said they would like to see some public loos included as part of the developmentCouncillor Andy Wright said: "There are no public toilets on the marina. "I have had several complaints from locals who wish to go walking along the marina and coast path, but won't because there are no public conveniences."What we need is some state-of-the-art, self cleaning, self maintaining toilets in this area."But other councillors voiced concern about the ongoing maintenance and costs of any new public loos.Councillor Ros Cruse said: "The council spent thousands of pounds on public toilets at West Hill only for them to later be demolished because they were no longer in a suitable state. If we are going to put in a facility such as this we need to be 100 per cent sure they are going to last and be sustainable.


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