POWYS residents are being asked to comment on a range of suggestions to improve access to public toilets in the county as part of a new strategy.

Toilets in council buildings, the use of private businesses toilets and other ideas are being published in the draft strategy as suggestions to improve public access to toilets.

Councillor Phyl Davies, cabinet member for highways, recycling and assets, said: “The council has a statutory duty to prepare and publish a public toilet strategy by May 2019. Last year we held a public consultation on provision and produced a draft strategy.

“Unfortunately there is no budget from Welsh Government to create or improve public toilets but we have listed 20 actions in the draft that we feel can be taken forward in collaboration with other organisations and town and community councils.”

Consultation on the draft opens on January 22 and runs until April 14. The council will consider comments received and amend the draft as necessary and approving the strategy for implementation in June.

The consultation document and draft strategy can be found on the council’s website www.powys.gov.uk