Letter of Thanks.

We have heard that  Ferryside toilets have been reprieved from closure for the time being.The latest news we have is that the long term future of the toilets is still being discussed, by the County Council.

We congratulate the residents of Ferryside who signed our petition, expressing their  concerns over threatened closure. Public toilets are an absolute necessity along the coastal path.

We also thank our local County Councillor, Mair Stephens, our local MP, Jonathan Edwards and  Assembly Member, Rhodri Glyn Thomas for their support in our battle to keep our toilets open. We also wish to thank St Ishmael community council and their chair Cllr Mike Evans for their continuing efforts.

It’s  ecouraging to know  that we can rely upon  our elected representatives to maintain their support on this very important local issue. We ardently hope that the County council will continue to maintain the toilets and decide to keep them open for good.

Your’s sincerely,

Ferryside Village Forum,

Jane Rose, Lucy  Evans, Jill Furniss, Sandra James,WendyJames, James Greer, Jean James,Sue Abbot, James Greenwell,

Public Conveniences in Ferryside not safe yet!

Just learnt that my previous post saying that the Ferryside Public Conveniences are safe was a tad premature. County have now clarified. A letter is to be sent to clerks of Community Councils setting out the exact position.

I now understand (as Delme had said in his recent post) that the decision on public conveniences in tourist areas is to be deferred.Whilst it is good news that the public conveniences in the five tourist areas identified will not be closed on 31 March 2013, the period of time during which they will be retained and maintained by CCC remains uncertain.Previously it had been said that the conveniences would be safe for the foreseeable future! Apologies for raising false hope.

Hope everyone keeps up the pressure on our representatives.

Public Conveniences in Ferryside saved

News just received from the Community Councils ( Llanstephan, St Ishmael’s, Cenarth, Pendine, Pembrey & Burry Port and Kidwelly) Action Committee;

According to an informal letter sent to the action committee by a council official, I understand that the public conveniences in tourist areas will be retained and maintained by the County Council for the foreseeable future, having been treated differently due to recognition of the core role they play in the tourism economy. These facilities are located in Llansteffan, Pendine, Cenarth, Ferryside and Burry Port. A letter to this effect will be mailed to community council clerks by the end of the week.

Well done to all those who petitioned and lobbied county councillors. Well done and thank you to Delme Bowen for his work in organising and collecting  the over 300+ signature petition and also thank you to our Community Councillors for opposing the closure of the facilities in Ferryside and being active members of the Action Commitee. Thanks also to our AMs and MPs who forgot about party differences and worked together on our behalf.

Just shows what can be done – Together!