FOI Request Public Conveniences

Request 101001675651

How many public conveniences are there in your area?
•What is the annual cost of providing these facilities?
•Have you closed any public conveniences (2018/17) or have plans to do so?
a)If yes how many?
•Do you operate Comfort Schemes? (i.e. Comfort Scheme – a system of paying third parties for making their facilities available freely to the public, in lieu of council facilities)
a)How many Schemes?
b)Length of time they have been running?
c)Financial package provided to those running the schemes, is this an annual/quarterly payment?
•Do you operate Community Partnerships? (i.e. Community Partnership – lease public conveniences to third parties for them to provide)
a)How many Community Partnerships?
b)Length of time these have been running?
c)Financial package provided to those running the schemes?
•Are any of the public conveniences now managed by an external organisation (not including Community Partnership)?
a)How many operate
b)Length of time they have been running
•Do you charge for the use of Public Conveniences in your area?
a)If so, how much (per person)
b)Do you have plans to increase this?
c)How do you collect the money (automatic or manned) and if automatic what units do you use? (i.e. turnstile, coin operated doors, other)?
d)Is the money collected by your staff or by a third party?
e)What is the annual cost of collection?
•What was the annual cost of providing public conveniences in your area during 2016/17?

Response 08-12-2017

1. 32

2. £85k

3. No, being discussed currently as part of Council's budget setting process.

3a. N/A.

4. Yes.

4a. There is one scheme in place operated by Business Improvement District (BID) Elgin but there is no payment from the Council.

4b. Approximately 6 months.

4c. N/A.

5. Yes.

5a. 2

5b. One for 1 year and the other for approximately 10 years.

5c. £3k

6. No.

6a. N/A.

6b. N/A.

7. No.

7a. N/A.

7b. N/A.

7c. N/A.

7d. N/A.

7e. N/A.

8. Approximately £85,000

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