'Stay of execution' for Penryn public toilets
THE TOILETS at Exchequer Quay in Penryn have been offered “a stay of execution,” it was revealed this week.
At a meeting of the town council on Monday, local resident Adrian Grigg asked councillors why the toilets had to close.
He said: “I feel that if the toilets were to close it would be a great loss, not only to the people that use the quay but to the people that work in the area.
“There are 49 occupied businesses down there at the moment and that’s just on Commercial Road.
“Penryn would not be here if it was not for the river – the port is the gateway to the town. “There’s been a big investment down there with the pontoons and other people have put a lot of money in to that area – it would be great if the town council could get behind them.”
Town mayor Gill Grant said they had been in negotiations with Cornwall Council and were looking to keep at least one toilet open on the quay.
Town clerk Michelle Davey said: “We have managed to persuade [Cornwall Council] to give us a stay of execution, if you like, to keep them open until April.”