Council conducts review of public toilet provision in Borough

A REVIEW of public toilets provision in Mid & East Antrim is taking place.

A report prepared for councillors said duplication between council facilities and private sector toilets was being examined.

The Council is also seeing what level of investment is needed to improve the standard of their public toilets.

Alderman William McNeilly’s request for toilet provision in Ahoghill was supported by Alderman Stewart McDonald.

Aldeman McDonald said members of the public should be allowed to use toilets at Ahoghill Community Centre.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Beth Adger, raised the issue of toilet provision in Cullybackey.

Councillors were told further toilet provision is planned as part of a new pavilion in Kells and the “duplication” of toilet provision in Portglenone was discussed along with the need to progress an update to Carnlough toilets.

Alderman McDonald highlighted the “poor state” of the toilets in Portglenone.

Councillor Danny Donnelly agreed with Councillor Matthew Armstrong’s suggestion that the location of toilet provision across the Borough needs to be adequately advertised for users both by signage as well as online.

On the proposal of Alderman Noel Williams, seconded by Cllr Andrew Wilson, it was recommended that the Council approves:

  • A review of public toilet provision with consideration given to the duplication of service; provision by the private sector and Council and that consideration is given to optimising opening times.
  • A review of the condition of facilities to determine the level of investment required to improve the standard of provision.
  • That the location of toilet provision across the Borough is adequately advertised for users.
  • Consideration be given to the provision of public toilets in Ahoghill and toilets in Ahoghill Community Centre are made accessible to the public.

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