Rosewarne public toilets, the last to remain open in Camborne Town centre, are under threat of closure.
Yesterday BID Camborne sent an emergency e-newsletter to the town’s 300 businesses informing them they have written to both the town and county councils asking to be included in negotiations and reminding the County Council of its obligation to the town. Copies of both letters were attached to the newsletter.
BID Camborne Manager, Mel Martin, said: “BID Camborne has an operating agreement with Cornwall Council, signed in 2012, which includes providing public toilets. At the time of signing it was understood this operating agreement would run until 2017. In 2013 we lost Gurneys Lane toilets without being included in discussions. We do not want to see Rosewarne toilets go the same way.”
Mel explained that BID Camborne had attended two County Council consultation events last autumn, clearly stating an interest. Concerns are growing that there has been no communication at all since those events.
“It’s just not practical or sensible to have a busy town centre without a public toilet,” said Mel. “We will continue to press both councils to include us in discussions and, on behalf of the town’s businesses, we will fight hard to save Rosewarne public toilets.”