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Camborne Town Council calls emergency meeting over future of toilets

By WBKatri  |  Posted: November 23, 2012

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AN EMERGENCY meeting to discuss the future of public toilets in Camborne takes next week.

The town council has been told to take over the running of Rosewarne car park, Gurney's Lane and Camborne Recreation Ground toilets or face closure.

Following a meeting between the authority and Cornwall Council on Monday, members are expected to decide on Thursday next week on the most suitable management plan for the facilities.

Town clerk Amanda Mugford explained: "We asked Cornwall Council to provide options on leasehold, freehold and short-term management basis.

"We also said that we wanted all negotiations to be placed within the wider context of devolution of services.

"We cannot take a piecemeal approach because we need to be able to plan our budget and resources accordingly."

Camborne Town Council wants to keep all the three toilet blocks open because it said any potential closure would affect the most vulnerable in the town.

Cornwall Council is divesting itself of many non-statutory responsibilities such as public toilets in the face of government funding cuts and asking parishes and towns to take them on.

A final decision is not expected to be made until January next year.

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