Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2016

Closure Of Automated Public Conveniences In Cardiff

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 28th, 2016

Cardiff’s seven Automated Public Convenience (APC) units will close at the end of the month and thereafter be removed because of the high costs associated with running them. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

City of Cardiff Council took the decision to end the 20 year operational contract earlier than the original April 2025 end date and return the units to the contractor because the average cost per use was estimated to be about £16. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Bob Derbyshire said: “The fact that the average cost of these toilets is so high means that running costs can no longer be justified. There are still many public convenience facilities across the city for residents to use such as the ones in our community hubs and within other Council buildings. We are also preparing a Public Convenience Strategy for the city and on the 4th of March started consulting citizens and key stakeholder groups regarding these proposals. We apologise for any difficulties caused but continuing to run these APCs is no longer a viable option.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The seven APC units are located in the following locations: Penlline Road, Ty Glas Road, Albany Road, Four Elms Road, Frederick Street, Delta Street and Harrowby Street in Cardiff Bay. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The APC units will be closed on March 31, 2016. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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