Public toilet block to be sold

PUBLISHED: 12:30 30 December 2010

Griffin Luxury Toilet Hire have provided free toilet facilities for charity events

Griffin Luxury Toilet Hire have provided free toilet facilities for charity events

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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.

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