Public toilet block to be sold
PUBLISHED: 12:30 30 December 2010
PUBLIC service cuts and a lack of funding have signalled the end of a public toilet facility in Banwell.
North Somerset Council announced this week it is putting the boarded-up toilet block in West Street up for auction.
The decision comes two years after the facility was closed by the unitary authority as part of a cut back on public spending.
It also follows a failed deal between Banwell Parish Council with a developer to give up the block in exchange for a new toilet in West Street car park.
The proposed agreement fell through because councillors said they were not willing to charge tax-payers the predicted £3,000-a-year maintenance costs.
Instead, the parish council and ward councillor Tim Marter hope money raised from the auction sale will be pumped back into the community.