New public toilets for Salthill

Fine Gael Councillor Clodagh Higgins has today welcomed news that new public toilet facilities at Palmer’s Rock in Salthill will open. The area previously had such facilities but needed to be replaced due to its condition.

Councillor Higgins continued “I have been working with the Environment Department of Galway City Council to ensure the public toilets here were replaced and made fit-for-purpose given the increasing demand. The new facility will contain two toilet units, one of which will be accessible which is really welcome. This is important as we need to ensure that inclusivity is at the core of all public services we provide across the City”.

Councillor Higgins continued “The old public toilet was removed and ground works are now complete for the installation of a new toilet block.  This is a much needed development as over the past eighteen months there has been huge pressure on public conveniences, given the publics prediction for the outdoors, and particularly in places such as Salthill. When you think of people who have conditions such as Crohn’s and Colitis, pregnant women and families with small children trying to use parks, playgrounds and so forth that don’t have access to toilets, this was not very fair”.

“I am delighted that this facility will be replaced and open to the public within the coming weeks”. Councillor Higgins continued “

Councillor Higgins concluded “While I appreciate that Council officials have worked with me to deliver public toilet facilities in Salthill, there are other areas such as the playground at Toft Park which would be suitable. While there are temporary toilets in place at Toft Park, and this is welcome, we need to see the delivery of a permanent facility there and I am working to make this a reality.”


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