North West Wales

Anglesey could sell nine public toilets to cut costs

Up to a quarter of the 38 public toilets on Anglesey could be closed or sold off under cost-cutting plans.

The council is proposing to shut or sell nine conveniences as a way of saving up to £30,000.

They include toilets in Amlwch, Cemaes High Street, Menai Bridge, Newborough and three in Holyhead including South Stack and Penrhos Beach.

The council has not ruled out the toilets being used for other purposes, subject to planning permission.

It has put out an advert with a list of the conveniences earmarked for potential closure.

In a statement, the council said: "It is too early to make any statement regarding the future use of the sites if buyers are found for the public toilets identified for potential closure.

"If the closures were to go ahead, any buyers would need to go through the necessary planning procedures before changing the building's current use or building on it."

A spokesman added that the council continued to expand its scheme to offer financial support to businesses such as cafes and pubs that are prepared to let the public use their toilet facilities.

A report in June found nearly £339,000 was spent over the past three years on maintaining Anglesey's conveniences.

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