These toilets were closed by Cornwall Council on 15 April, due to budget restrictions but St Erth Parish Council, recognising the importance of this facility to residents and visitors, has decided to pay Cornwall Council to re-open them during the School Summer Holidays.
The toilets will re-open on 22 July until 6 September and will be cleaned once a day. To reduce costs, the Parish Council will be relying on volunteers to open and close the toilets and is aiming to open them at approximately 8.00am and close them at approximately 8.00pm each day during this period.
The total cost of re-opening the toilets for these few weeks will be £800 and will be met from the Parish Council’s reserves as there is no further funding available from Cornwall Council.
Whilst it is clearly desirable to have the toilets open again next year, this will increase the Council Tax residents have to pay and the Parish Council is also very aware of the increases in the cost of living for everyone.
Because of that, before the Parish Council decides whether or not to pay for the toilets to re-open again next year, an on-line consultation survey will be undertaken to find out what level of service is acceptable and related to that, what increase in cost is affordable.
The launch of this on-line survey will be widely publicised and will be quick and easy to complete by visiting the Parish Council’s website www.sterth-pc.gov.uk
So please look out for more details and make your preference known to help the Parish Council make the best decision on your behalf. Thank you.