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Lostwithiel toilets re-open!

Monday 11th July 2016

Lostwithiel toilets have finally re-opened, with a grand opening ceremony conducted by Deputy Mayor and Toilets Portfolio Holder, Councillor Pam Jarrett at 9.30am on Monday 11th July.

The newly refurbished toilet is a single unisex disabled toilet with baby changing facilities, which will automatically open and close on a timer. Cost for use is 20p.

For the opening ceremony, Pam created loo roll bunting and festoons, and the attending crowd were treated to a free raffle with various toilet related prizes. First prize was a golden ticket for first use of the facilities, which was won by Mat Connolley.

To open the toilets Pam ceremonially cut through a loo roll paper chain (which she had crocheted herself) using a (brand new) toilet brush.

Lostwithiel toilet opening 2016

Toilet opening free raffle

Toilet opening ceremony

Mat Connolley with Deputy Mayor Pam Jarrett

Winning ticket for the toilet re-opening

Toilet raffle prize

Toilet raffle prize

20p for use of the Lostwithiel toilet

The toilets were previously owned and run by Cornwall Council, but closed on 24th December 2013 after negotiations between Lostwithiel Town Council and Cornwall Council failed to reach a transfer agreement.

The loss of public toilets for two and a half years has had a huge negative impact on the town, causing upset and inconvenience for visitors and locals alike. Toilets at the Community Centre were made available to the public for a long time but since the Community Centre closed there has been no provision at all.