Falmouth toilets spend a penny and closure plan due to council cuts
8:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
Locals and visitors to Falmouth will be charged to spend a penny in two of the town’s most used public toilets and will see opening times reduced as a result of cuts being imposed by Cornwall Council.
The unitary authority was hit by a £170 million reduction in funding from central government in 2010 and as a result review some of the non-statutory services it provides, such as public toilets.
While many town and parish councils have agreed to take over control of their toilets, Falmouth Town Council has refused to take on the financial burden which it sees as being the responsibility of Cornwall Council.
Prince of Wales Pier and Grove Place will remain open all year round, but charges will be introduced. The toilets at Gyllyngvase, Castle, Maenporth and, Swanpool Beaches will be cut down to just weekend opening between November 1 and March 31 each year.