- Joe CullinaneLeader, North Ayrshire Council
- Elma MurrayChief Executive
Stop the Closure of Isle of Arran Public Toilets
It was announced In March 2016 that North Ayrshire Council would close All 9 Public toilets on Arran in March 2017. The council say they dont have a statutory obligation to provide human toilets but they do have a statutory right to provide dog poo bins and make dog poo bags available!
The toilets in Brodick, Lochranza, Sannox, Glen Sannox, Shiskine, Whiting Bay Village & Lamlash were all closed with Kilmory Hall, Corrie (new build), Sandbraes, Whiting Bay being adopted by local groups.
We think this is wrong and are starting this petition to show NAC how important these facilities are and to stop the closure and keep all of the 11 toilets open.
As a busy tourist Island Arran needs these public toilets which are a vital part of the infrastructure for tourists and locals alike on the island. The council are asking people to use toilets in alternative locations such as public buildings and sports centre's, restaurants and shops. This is impractical on Arran as there are very few of these in the rural Island locations of our toilets.
We believe visitor numbers and the economy would suffer on our beloved Island if these toilets were to close. Please help us by signing this petition and sharing it as widely as you can.
- Leader, North Ayrshire Council
- Chief Executive
Stop the Closure of Arran's Public Toilets.
This is a beautiful island which relys heavily on tourism. Tourisim is successful on ths island because we provide facilites which help tourists enjoy their visit. Whether its a day trip or a week. This petition was started to persuade you, the decisions makers, that these facilities are a valued part of the infrastructure on the island.
As you can see many people who have signed the petition are keen to keep the public conveniences, they include families, older folks, people with medical conditions, disabilities, cyclists, walkers, locals, delivery drivers, business owners, visitors, tourists, and normal everyday visitors to ths island.
As a visitor and sometime resident of the Island of Arran over the last 40 years, I have been saddened to learn that NAC is planning to shut the majority of the islands toilets.
I now have young children and our days out around the island are planned around access to toilets and facilities. As you will see from the comments attached to this petition, others feel the same, in fact 1131 people to be exact. Visitors, tourists, residents and workers on the island all use these toilets and are astonished as am i that they will be either closed completely or forced to use toilets in shops. This is not a practical solution to the problem, neither is asking communities to adopt the toilets. Closing these toilets will send out a message to visitors that we are not a welcoming community and make days out doubly difficult for the elderly, unwell and those who have disabilities - as well as young children. People have huge choice of holiday destination nowadays and will simply not return if the facilities are not up to scratch.
Please reconsider this decision and keep Arran open and inclusive for all visitors as well as business.
I implore you to keep Arrans toilets OPEN!
Hilary Paton (Mrs)
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