Staff shortages lead Falkirk Community Trust to close public toilets

Families looking to use the toilet facilities in two popular public parks will be out of luck today and over the rest of the weekend.

By James Trimble
Friday, 6th August 2021, 8:08 am
Updated Friday, 6th August 2021, 8:08 am

In an online message Falkirk Community Trust stated: “Please be aware that due to staff shortages the toilets in Callendar Park and Zetland Park will be closed Friday to Sunday.”

The parks, in Falkirk and Grangemouth, will not be under trust control for much longer.

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At a meeting of Falkirk Council earlier in the year, members agreed a new structure which will see the trust’s functions split into three of the council's directorates.

Culture, arts, museums and parks will move to the newly formed Place division, while libraries will move under the umbrella of Housing and Communities and responsibility for sport and leisure will be handed over to Children’s Services.

It is expected that work to transfer all services will be completed by April 1, 2022.

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