Y BWRDD GWEITHREDOL

21AIN HYDREF, 2019

 

DEISEB YNGHYLCH CAIS I ADFER Y TOILEDAU YN HARBWR Y DWYRAIN, PORTH TYWYN

 

Y Pwrpas:

Ystyried deiseb a ddaeth i law mewn perthynas â darpariaeth toiledau yn Harbwr Porth Tywyn.

Yr argymhellion / penderfyniadau allweddol sydd eu hangen:

 

Bod Aelodau'r Bwrdd Gweithredol yn cydnabod y ddeiseb ac yn ymateb i aelodau lleol yng nghyd-destun y Strategaeth Toiledau ar gyfer Sir Gaerfyrddin a gymeradwywyd yn ddiweddar.

 

Y Rhesymau:

 

Yng nghyfarfod y Cyngor a gynhaliwyd ar 10 Gorffennaf 2019 (gweler Cofnod 8) derbyniwyd deiseb i adfer y toiledau yn Ochr Ddwyreiniol yr Harbwr, Porth Tywyn. Gan fod y mater a godwyd yn y ddeiseb yn swyddogaeth weithrediaeth, cyfeiriodd y Cyngor y ddeiseb at y Bwrdd Gweithredol i'w hystyried.

 

Mae'r adroddiad hwn yn cyflwyno ymateb drafft i'w ystyried gan y Bwrdd Gweithredol.

 

Angen ymgynghori â'r Pwyllgor Craffu perthnasol - AMHERTHNASOL

Angen i’r Bwrdd Gweithredol wneud penderfyniad         OES

Angen i’r Cyngor wneud penderfyniad                          NAC OES

 

YR AELOD O'R BWRDD GWEITHREDOL SY'N GYFRIFOL AM Y PORTFFOLIO:-

Y Cynghorydd Peter Hughes Griffiths – Twristiaeth/Y Cynghorydd Hazel Evans - Amgylchedd

Y Gyfarwyddiaeth

Cymunedau

Enw Pennaeth y Gwasanaeth:

Ian Jones

 

Swydd:

Pennaeth Hamdden

 

Rhifau ffôn: 01267 228309

Cyfeiriad e-bost:

ijones@sirgar.gov.uk

 


 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

EXECUTIVE BOARD

21ST OCTOBER, 2019

 

 

PETITION IN REGARD TO A REQUEST TO REINSTATE THE TOILETS AT THE EAST HARBOUR, BURRY PORT

 

A petition was presented to Council by Councillor John James  on the 10th July 2019  in the following terms:-

“We have been asked by residents and harbour users to organise a petition requesting that toilets be reinstated with immediate effect East harbour side in Burry Port adjacent to the old lifeboat station.

We, the undersigned, are concerned constituents and harbour users who urge our leaders to act now to reinstall the toilets.”

As the issue referred to in the petition is an executive function, Council subsequently referred the matter to the Executive Board for consideration.

 

Having considered the wording of the petition together with the recently endorsed Carmarthenshire County Council’s Local Toilets Strategy (Minute 19 of the meeting of the Executive Board held on the 29th July 2019 refers), it is suggested that the petition organisers are provided with the following response:

 

Following the statutory consultation period, Carmarthenshire County Council’s Executive Board has recently accepted its Local Toilets Strategy. The opening paragraphs reads as follows:

“Part 8 of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 states – Provision of Toilets came into force on 31st May 2018 and places a duty on each local authority in Wales to prepare and publish a local toilets strategy for its area.

Local authorities in Wales now have the responsibility to:

·         assess the need for toilet provision for their communities

·         plan to meet those needs

·         produce a local toilet strategy and

·         review the strategy, update and publicise revisions.

 

There is no statutory requirement for local authorities to provide public toilets and the duty to prepare a strategy does not in itself require local authorities to provide and maintain public toilets themselves, but they are required to make a strategic view across their area on how these facilities can be provided and accessed by the local population. In doing so it is envisaged that local authorities will consider a full range of options for making facilities available to the public.”

 

The Act also acknowledges that local authorities may need to make decisions in the future to close or reduce current provisions and does not seek to prevent such decisions; instead, if circumstances arise, the Act requires us to use the strategy to maintain provision by working with private businesses, community groups and other Public Services to offer facilities within the area.

In that context Town and Community Councils play an extremely important role where 19 Town and Community Councils within Carmarthenshire have public toilets arrangements.  Carmarthenshire County Council appreciates the present partnership with Burry Port Town Council in providing toilet facilities at Burry Port/Pembrey Railway Station car park.

The Council has received a petition, signed mainly by local residents, requesting the provision of a public toilet in the Burry Port Harbour area near the new RNLI Headquarters.  As part of the future regeneration plans for this area, the very poor portable toilet facilities that were in situ have been removed as they were an unacceptable health and safety hazard.  Burry Port Marina Ltd will now be developing the old RNLI building which will include a restaurant with changing and showering facilities and toilets.

There is a public toilet located in the car park across the foot bridge at Burry Port Harbour with new and extra directional signage to that toilet installed recently. This building is due for renovation and soon will incorporate a cafe/snack bar. The provision of temporary public toilets will be a condition of that private renovation.

The relevant Executive Board members are therefore of the opinion that local people who walk or drive into the harbour area would be aware of the location of the present facilities, and with plenty of directional signs, on both sides of the harbour, visitors would easily locate the present toilet facilities.

If members of Burry Port Town Council feel that extra toilet facilities are needed in the harbour area, we would be prepared to discuss the possible offer of suitable land.

For us as an authority to consider building new toilets when we face so many financial challenges at present would be difficult as there are other requests from members for such facilities in other areas within the county.

We would therefore be prepared to consider any land area request if you feel that Burry Port Town Council would wish to provide another toilet at Burry Port Harbour.

 

 

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED?

NO

 


 

IMPLICATIONS

 

 

 

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report :

 

Signed:    Ian Jones                                                               Head of Leisure                          

 

 

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets 

 

YES

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

 

NONE

 

 

YES

 

1. Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

Decision aligns with Carmarthenshire County Council’s Local Toilets Strategy (Minute 19 of the meeting of the Executive Board held on the 29th July 2019), as outlined within the body of the report.

 

 

 

6. Physical Assets 

 

Decision aligns with Carmarthenshire County Council’s Local Toilets Strategy (Minute 19 of the meeting of the Executive Board held on the 29th July 2019), as outlined within the body of the report.

 


 

CONSULTATIONS

 

 

 

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below

 

Signed:    Ian Jones                                                              Head of Leisure                                              

 

 

1. Scrutiny Committee

N/A

 

2.Local Member(s) 

Cllrs John James and Amanda Fox are fully aware of the issue having brought the petition to the attention of full Council.

 

3.Community / Town Council

Updated via local members

 

4.Relevant Partners 

N/A

 

5.Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations 

N/A


Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

THESE ARE DETAILED BELOW    

Title of Document

File Ref No.

Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Local Toilets Strategy (Minute 19 of the meeting of the Executive Board held on the 29th July 2019), as outlined within the body of the report.

To be completed

 

Online via EB minutes

Petition as presented to Council on 10th July, 2019

 

County Hall, Carmarthen