WREXHAM County Borough Council has announced it is joining a scheme launched by the Welsh Assembly Government to increase the number of toilets open to the public.
Under the scheme businesses are being offered a grant of up to £500 to make their toilet facilities available to the general public.
Certain criteria, such as opening hours, cleanliness and safety standards, accessibility for disabled people and provision for both sexes, will need to be adhered to and these will be assessed by the council’s Environment Department.
Once approved, the participating business will receive a sign welcoming people to use their toilet facilities.
Mike Bone, director of the British Toilet Association, said: “The majority of closures of public toilets in the last 20 years has been due to the discretionary nature of the service, coupled with the pressure on local authority finances.
“This initiative provides all Welsh local authorities with the opportunity to review their public facilities strategy whilst increasing the provision of toilet facilities available to the public.”