Denbighshire County Council has confirmed that public toilets will open next week (Monday 29 June), as part of on-going efforts to support town centres across the county.
This week, non-essential shops in Wales have been given the green light to start operating. Last week the Council announced that a Task Group had been set up specifically to assist town centres as they respond to the easing of the lockdown restrictions. Staff will be working in the main towns to provide help and advice to residents and businesses; they will identify where posters and signage are needed and will look at what support is needed for businesses to comply with the current social distancing and hygiene regulations.
Public toilets are seen as important facilities within town centres and conveniences and our facilities will open on Monday, June 29. The toilets are located at: Market Street, Llangollen; Events Arena, Rhyl and Rhyl Town Hall; Factory Ward, Denbigh; Market Street, Ruthin; Green Lane, Corwen and unstaffed facilities in Prestatyn (near the Nova, Nant Hall Road, Barkby Beach and the bus and railway stations); Rhuddlan; Dyserth; St Asaph; Cae Ddol, Ruthin and Coronation Gardens in Rhyl. Normal charges will apply.
Councillor Julian Thompson-Hill, Cabinet Lead Member for Finance and Assets, said: “Great efforts are being made by council services, town councils, business associations and other partners (including North Wales Police) to assist town centres to get back up on their feet following the easing of restrictions.
“There are a number of issues that the Council can address directly to assist in this work – and opening public toilets is an important part of the plans. They are important public facilities for residents and visitors to our town centre. We will be doing this in a phased approach over the coming few weeks, to ensure that plans for operating the facilities are put in place and that safety of the public and staff is made a priority.
Councillor Mark Young, Cabinet Lead Member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities, said: “We fully recognise that businesses in our town centres have suffered during the covid-19 outbreak and the Council wants to support businesses in any way it can, to help them get back on their feet during these very difficult times.
“We will be talking and listening to businesses and residents and see what other kind of help is needed in terms of advice and support, as well as more practical measures such as posters and signage”.