Caerphilly Town Public Loo Closure slammed by Plaid Cymru

19/03/2019

Plaid Cymru councillors have condemned a decision by Labour-run Caerphilly council to shut public toilets near the Caerphilly railway station.

Councillor Steve Kent, whose St Martin’s ward includes town centre, called on the authority to rethink its decision.

Councillor Steve Kent said: “What an incredibly short-sighted decision by the Labour councillors to close the toilets from next month. Myself and fellow Plaid ward councillor Colin Elsbury opposed the closure at regeneration scrutiny committee and I opposed this at full council.”

“These toilets are well used and needed by elderly people and those with medical problems. In addition, they are an important facility for the busy male and female taxi drivers that work from the station area.

“Caerphilly is promoted as a tourist town and yet the Labour council is letting down visitors by closing these facilities. Millions of pounds has been wasted on the senior officers’ pay scandal and council tax is rising by a whopping 6.95%, yet the council decides to close public toilets.

 “Labour councillors in Caerphilly rather than wanting to save the public toilets voted for the cuts and close them. I hope electors will remember those that have let them down.”