Bum deal for Burry Port Harbour toilets
COMPLAINTS have been made over the condition of public toilets at Burry Port Harbour.
Llanelli AM Keith Davies contacted Carmarthenshire Council over the condition of public loos after a complaint from a constituent regarding their "poor state".
But the council says the condition was down to "misuse" of the facility.
Mr Davies said: "I was alerted by a constituent that in particular the male toilets at the coastal attraction were in a very poor state — flooded and in need of urgent maintenance.
"The disabled toilets are also closed for ongoing maintenance."
Carmarthenshire Council had been encouraging town and community councils to take over the management of public toilets across the county.
But that process has come to a halt, meaning in Burry Port the railway station toilets are being taken over by the town council and those at the harbour remain the responsibility of the local authority.
Mr Davies added: "Having recently walked along the Millennium Coastal Path from Burry Port to Bynea with Sir Ian Botham, it is obvious to me that we have a wonderful tourist and leisure attraction on our doorstep.
"Burry Port Town Council has done a great job yet again this year of making the town look colourful and welcoming.
"It is important that visitors are given the best impression of our area so that they might return. The county council must ensure that their public toilets are properly maintained."
Countryside and coast manager Rory Dickinson said the flooding incident was reported to the council and was dealt with within the hour.
"Unfortunately people are continually misusing the toilets and on this occasion someone had put a load of paper towels down the loo," he added.
"If there are any problems, I would ask the public to please report it to us so that we can attend to it immediately.
"We share the AM's frustrations, however, this problem is not of our making and we would appreciate the support of the public in keeping these toilets in an appropriate condition."