A COUNCIL has spent more than a penny when it comes to investing in its public loos.

Gwynedd Council has recently secured a grant of £150,000 to raise the standard of five of its public toilets.

Funding from the Rural Community Development Fund has been made available and the cash will go towards upgrading and improving energy efficiency at public lavatories at Penllyn; Caernarfon; Marian y De, Pwllheli; Queen’s, Harlech; y Cei, Barmouth and Ganllwyd.

Councillor Catrin Wager, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for municipal services said:

“Improvement work has already been carried out last year at public toilets in Bethesda, Y Bala and Beddgelert.

“By securing a grant from the Rural Community Development Fund, we are pleased to be able to make further improvements to the county’s toilets.

“There are more public toilets in Gwynedd than most counties across the country, and thanks to partnerships forged between the Council and local Community, Town and City councils we have managed to keep the vast majority of these toilets open.

“The latest investment will raise the standard of facilities in Barmouth, Ganllwyd, Harlech, Caernarfon and Pwllheli and is good news for local people and for the tourism sector alike.”

Whilst the work is being carried out these public toilets will be temporarily closed.

The date of improvement work being carried out at Penllyn, Caernarfon public toilets is from June 19 – July, 26 at Allt y Castell Public Toilets, Empire Public Toilets and the community toilets at Te a Cofi (GISDA), at Y Maes and Palas Print, Stryd y Plas.

To find further details about the locations of public and community toilets in the county visit the Gwynedd Council website at www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/toilets.

Also see the website for specific dates and details concerning the work to improve the public toilet facilities at Barmouth, Ganllwyd, Harlech, Caernarfon and Pwllheli.