Public Conveniences Survey goes live

17 April 2015

Edinburgh residents are being asked to participate in a survey about the closure of a number of public toilets outside of the city centre.

The Council made the decision in 2011 to reduce the funding of public conveniences in order to make vital budget savings of £300,000. Around 10 public toilets are to close in order to achieve this.

An initial list of 12 have been identified for closure, based on criteria such as usage, accessibility and condition:

  • London Road
  • Tollcross
  • St John's Road
  • Canaan Lane
  • Middle Meadow Walk
  • Joppa
  • Hawes Pier, South Queensferry
  • Granton Square
  • Ardmillan
  • Currie
  • Canonmills
  • Juniper Green

Members of the public are being asked for their feedback on how these potential closures would impact on them individually and their communities. This will help the Council to make the final decision about which public conveniences to close.

Residents can now take part in the online survey which will run until Monday 25 May.

There are currently more than 60 publicly accessible toilets across the city and a community toilets scheme is currently under consideration to further improve provision.