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Have your say – Public Conveniences Consultation

Nantwich Town Council is inviting its residents, local businesses and visitors to take part in and complete a short survey on whether there should be investment at the former Snowhill site to re-introduce public conveniences. 

Nantwich town centre, 2021 (photo: Jonathan White)

As many Nantwich residents will be aware, at one time there were public toilets on the Snowhill car Park in the centre of the Town. In 2012 the Town Council took over ownership and management of the Snowhill toilets and due to the condition, the toilets were later closed.   Over recent years the Town Council has considered options to re-introduce a toilet provision in the location, but it should be noted that councils are not obliged to provide public toilet facilities: furthermore, any expense related to any re-introduction would need to be covered by a proportion of residential Council Tax.

In November 2020, the Town contracted two public convenience provides to undertake an assessment on the former public toilet facilities at Snowhill. The intent was to assess the structure of the building and provide recommendations and design options for replacement or refurbishment.

To fund the project, Nantwich Town Council would need to raise approximately £79k.  The funds could be raised through the use of Capital Reserves held by the Town Council, which would mean there would be no direct impact on residents’ precept payments for 2022/23.  The yearly revenue for the maintenance of the new toilets would be in the region of £12k per year.  The funds for the maintenance of the toilets would be raised through the precept, which on a typical band D property would be about 11p per week.  Overall, a Band D household would contribute approximately £6 per year to the maintenance of the toilets.

The survey can be completed online or alternatively hard copies are available to pick up from Nantwich Civic Hall.  Completed surveys should be returned back to the Civic Hall no later than 29th October 2021.

For more information visit Nantwich Town Council where you can also find the link to the survey.