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Created on 23/07/2018 @ 08:57
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Llanfyllin is to introduce an Honesty Box to help meet the increased cost of trebling the number of public toilets available in the town.

The Town Council has decided to increase the number of public toilets to three after a review of the current facility showed it was heavily used by visitors with frequent queues.

The council concluded that good public toilets bring extra custom to the town and are important for local events. 

But it will come at a price with the annual budget expected to more than double to over £3,000.

“We are introducing an Honesty Box which will recoup a significant part of this additional cost,” said The Mayor of Llanfyllin, Cllr Simon Baynes.

“At the moment, only the central toilet is open but we will be re-opening the two on either side in August. We have also improved the cleaning so the toilet is now cleaned every day and the same will apply to the two re-opened ones as well.

“We strongly believe this is a manageable investment for the town which will bring more visitors and therefore custom for Llanfyllin.”

Like Welshpool, Llanfyllin was forced to adopt the management of its public toilets three years ago after Powys County Council stopped its funding for them.

Costs:

Cleaning: Was £780per annum - now £2080pa
Water/Electricity: Was £360pa  - now £560pa
Consumables: Was 300pa - now 400pa

Total: Was £1,440pa - now £3,040 (increase of £1,600pa)

PICTURE: Llanfyllin's public toilets

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