Public toilets in Falkirk district remain closed

No date yet for the reopening of public conveniences

Public toilets  in town centres and parks across Falkirk district remain closed.
Public toilets in town centres and parks across Falkirk district remain closed.

Members of the public will have to wait a bit longer before they can access public toilets at key sites across the district.

Falkirk Community Trust and Falkirk Council were forced to close their toilet facilities back in March for safety reasons due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now many lockdown restrictions have eased and more people are again visiting the area’s outdoor sites and attractions, however they are still unable to access toilet facilities.

And no expected date for their reopening has been given by either organisation, despite public conveniences in other council regions across Scotland already having reopened.

Falkirk Community Trust has confirmed that projected dates for opening toilet facilities at outdoor sites, including the Helix, in July have “unfortunately not been achievable”.

A spokesperson said: “We are following Scottish Government guidelines on reopening toilets safely and after a prolonged closure due to COVID-19, we are carrying out the required safety tests in conjunction with Falkirk Council.

"We will communicate via our website and social media channels when the toilets can reopen to the public.

“Falkirk Community Trust’s plan to reopen facilities takes into account the needs of our community along with restrictions on the number of customers and staff we can accommodate safely. “We will only reopen facilities when it is safe to do so.”

Falkirk Council said this week that all four of the toilet facilities it runs – in Blackness, Bo’ness, Falkirk and Grangemouth – remain closed.A spokesperson said: “The Council is currently progressing with the relevant building checks on all of its properties prior to re-opening them with a priority on schools at the moment.”

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