Cabinet today, Thursday, 18th June, 2020, 5.00 pm – Opening more Toilets

Virtual Meeting – Cabinet Thursday, 18th June, 2020, 5.00 pm

Matters for Decision

Reinstating StreetScene seasonal resource and additional budget to allow improved public toilet opening

Recommendation – That Cabinet:

1. Note the use of the StreetScene agency budget of £62k to enable StreetScene Operations to meet statutory responsibilities in relation to street cleansing and maintain an Outstanding Environment.

2. Review Options A-Ci for opening public toilets further (which would require additional budget ranging from £53,282 – £124,325 for 9 months until March 2021) and decide whether to pursue one of the options and to make a recommendation to Council for the additional funding, or virement from other budgets.

3. Approve an extensive communications effort to explain why this restricted opening and over budget resource is required and approach the Town & Parish Council’s benefitting, seeking a contribution to the costs.

4. Approve a long term review of public toilet stock taking account of the ‘new normal’, requiring consideration of financial sustainability and Covid-19 secure building adaptations and investment within the stock with a report to be brought back to Cabinet for consideration.