The fee charging paddle gates that have been installed in the public conveniences at Market Street, Lampeter and St Johns Street, New Quay will be operational as of 1 May 2018 following the Cabinet decision made on 13 February 2018.

These installations have been implemented following the successful trial installation of Paddle Gates at Park Avenue Toilets, Aberystwyth.

Councillor Ray Quant MBE, the Cabinet Member responsible for Technical Services said, “At a time when Council budgets have been under continual pressure, other means of paying for public services must be considered. Introducing the paddle gates will generate an income that can cover the running costs of the public toilets in Lampeter and New Quay.

A fee of 20p will be implemented for access and the RADAR key scheme will be operational. The RADAR key scheme allows for those individuals who are disabled or have health issues to have readily available access to locked public conveniences throughout the country.

The paddle gates will provide the Council with an effective income generation model in order to cater for the future maintenance and operation of the public conveniences within the county.