Flush Ammanford to take over public toilets from Carmarthenshire Council
AMMANFORD councillors have voted to take over the town's public toilets.
At last week's Ammanford Town Council committee meeting, councillors unanimously voted in favour of taking over the running and maintenance of the area's public conveniences from Carmarthenshire Council.
Town and community councils across the county were told in November if they want to keep the facilities in their area they will have to pay for them from March this year.
Carmarthenshire Council has said the move will save it more than £90,000 a year.
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Ammanford Town Council will now take over the two public toilets in the area, but plan to discuss the possibility of charging people to use the facilities to help pay for the maintenance costs.
Town clerk, Miriam Phillips, said: "What you've got to decide is, is it worth you taking the public conveniences on or whether they close."
Town councillor, Jonathan Jennings, said: "If we take over them the first thing you do is close the toilets in the winter and open them back up in March or April for the summer, so you can half costs."
Mr Jennings also said if the town was planning to host more events the toilets need to remain open.
Wendy Davies said: "We have no alternative but to take them on."
Councillor Andrew Lewis suggested the council charge 20p for people to use the toilets.
Mr Jennings agreed and added: "Absolutely we should be charging for it. If the conveniences stay open and we keep them open then they have to pay."