Public toilet consultationLast updated: 12 August 2013 09:32
The Public Toilets Consultation is now closedPortsmouth City Council, like all local authorities, is facing substantial reductions to the grant it receives from the Government. This means we have some tough choices to make as we review services and make savings.
We undertook a public consultation from 19 December 2012 - 31 January 2013 to find out what residents, businesses and visitors thought about the proposals to provide public toilets in the future.
A total of 991 responses were received and a consultation outcomes document is available for download at the bottom of this page, giving details of the results.
The final report was presented to Cabinet on 4 March 2013, where all recommendations were agreed. The full report is presented as Item 9 for Cabinet Decision on 4 March 2013.
As a result of the report outcomes, the following changes are being made to the service:
- The toilet at Eastney Point (Esplanade) will remain open until alternative facilities are available in the area
- 12 standalone toilets are being permanently closed
- 12 sites will remain open with two introducing a 20p charge per use
|Current Facility||Future Provision||Latest update|
|St Georges Road||Open||n/a|
|Clarence Pier||Open - charge 20p per use||Charging now in operation, as of 14 June 2013|
|D-Day Car Park||Open - charge 20p per use||Charging now in operation, as of 14 June 2013|
|Eastney Point (Eastney Espanade)||Open - until suitable alternative is available in area||Open as normal|
|Castle Field||Close||Open weekends and bank holidays only through Summer. Closure by 31 October - exact date TBC|
|Hilsea Lido||Close||Closed from 3 June 2013|
|Marsden Road||Close||Closed from 3 June 2013|
|Highland Road||Close||Close on 2 September 2013 for demolition|
|Bransbury Park||Close||Close on 2 September 2013 for demolition. Agreement made with Eastney Community Centre for public use of toilets during office hours.|
|Milton Park||Close||Close on 2 September 2013 for demolition|
|Clarkes Road||Close||Closure by 31 October - individual dates to be confirmed|
|College Park||Close||Closure by 31 October - individual dates to be confirmed|
|Lower Drayton Lane||Close||Closure by 31 October - individual dates to be confirmed|
|Paradise Street||Close||Closure by 31 October - individual dates to be confirmed|
|South Parade Kiosk||Close||Closure by 31 October - individual dates to be confirmed|
|White Hart Road||Close||Closure by 31 October - individual dates to be confirmed|
- A community toilet scheme is being developed to promote existing publicly-available toilets in council buildings and is involving other publicly available facilities
- Discussions are being held with community centres on making their toilets available to the public
- The review of options for closed sites to make sure the council gets the best value by sale, letting or demolition is ongoing
- At the end of the current contract, the cleaning and maintenance of toilets will be transferred to the council’s Green and Clean team
- It is recommended that any surplus funds are reinvested in remaining sites to raise standards and to explore alternative toilet provision
This page will be kept up to date with further information when it becomes available.