WILTSHIRE Council say that there are no plans to close the public toilets in Westbury, although the future management arrangements remain unclear.
The contract between Wiltshire Council and InterPublic, the company which ran the services in Westbury and other Wiltshire towns, was cancelled at the end of last year. The work will now be carried out by Wiltshire Council staff.
However, Wiltshire Council say they will be asking town and parish councils if they want to take over the running of the public conveniences.
Cabinet member Dick Tonge said, “The contract with Interpublic has come to the end of its term and the council have decided not to renew it. The work will now be carried out by Wiltshire Council staff.
“We are now looking at the facilities and will be giving local town and parish councils the opportunity to take over the running of their local public conveniences in line with our policies for delegation. There are no plans to close any of the public toilets.”
However, with the budget not yet set for April 2012 onwards, the council are unable to say how much will be allocated to the provision of public toilets.
Wiltshire Council currently operate the public toilets in the High Street, Warminster Road, and Westbury cemetery.