No Temporary Loos For Porthcressa

The Schiller Shelter at Porthcressa will be redeveloped

The Porthcressa toilets have been demolished but the Council’s Chief Technical Officer won’t be spending any penny from his £65,000 public convenience budget on temporary provision.

At the General Purposes meeting, Neville Gardner said he was aware that there was, “an element of concern” from the community over the lack of loos as the summer season approaches.

But in response to a question by Richard McCarthy, Neville said it wouldn’t be appropriate for his department’s budget to be spent on a temporary solution.

His team would assist the Porthcressa Regeneration Project board if required, but an interim solution was their responsibility.

However, at the same meeting, members agreed the budget and key performance measures for providing toilet facilities. These included providing the new facilities, currently being built on Porthcressa as part of the regeneration project and to “continue to provide this service to both residents and visitors.“


3 Responses to No Temporary Loos For Porthcressa

  1. Gordon Bilsborough February 22, 2012 at 10:22 am

    After protesting in the strongest terms to the Chief Planning Officer, I have discovered that temporary fllushing loos connected to the mains WILL be provided in the vicinity of Porthcressa. It is a pity this had not been actioned in the first place.

  2. Rick February 16, 2012 at 9:27 am

    It totally beggars belief what we actually pay this Council for – it certainly isn’t their ability to solve problems! Wake up Neville there is a simple solution and it really isn’t rocket science! There are toilets in the theatre at the back of the town hall! Simply open them up and allow the public to use them! Problem solved and not a penny of your precious £65,000 PC budget wasted!

  3. Euan February 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    So the Council has driven this project forward but is not ‘responsible’ for what happens next. Hopefully someone within Council or the Porthcressa Regeneration Board (an explanation of the differenece would be welcome) recognises that the simple needs and expectations of our most valuable asset, the tourist, should be considered without further delay.