Public Toilets In Caerphilly’s Parks To Be Opened From Monday


Councillor Mike Prew outside the locked toilets at Morgan Jones Park

Public toilets in two Caerphilly county parks will be unlocked on Monday, a move welcomed by Plaid Cymru.

Council officials have told Plaid councillors Colin Mann and Martyn James that the loos at Ystrad Mynach Park and Morgan Jones Park in Caerphilly will be re-opened from Monday while Waunfawr Park will follow at the end of next week.

Councillor Colin Mann, who represents Llanbradach, said: “Commonsense has prevailed. I’m pleased that Caerphilly has followed Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taf and many other local authorities in re-opening toilets in parks.

“I was always confident that they could be opened safely  and it is good to see a hand gel dispenser being made available. I had requested that council officers review the closure and resolve this issue. They’ve done that now,  but I believe this could have resolved a lot earlier.

“Parks are well used so it is disappointing that the toilets have been locked up during most of the busy school holiday period.”

Caerphilly Town Mayor  Councillor Mike Prew said: “I am pleased that the toilets at Morgan Jones Park  are to open again following our representations to the county council. This follows the good news about maintenance work on the splash pool in Morgan Jones Park which we also raised some time ago.”