Cornwall Council was the first rural authority in the country to be offered a devolution deal, with the then Prime Minister David Cameron travelling to Cornwall to support his Communities Secretary of State, Greg Clark, with the signing of the formal Cornwall Devolution Deal agreement in July 2015. As well as having powers devolved to Cornwall from London, Cornwall Council also began to devolve services and assets to local Councils, groups and organisations within the County.
In October 2015 Bude-Stratton Town Council established a working group under the Chairmanship of Councillor Alan Biggs, the Town’s Deputy Mayor, specifically to oversee discussion and negotiation with Cornwall Council regarding the future of the public toilets in Bude.
The Town Council have always fully appreciated and recognised the value of the public toilet facilities in Bude for both residents and our many visitors alike. The focus of the working group was not only to ensure the provision of this free public amenity but also to ensure it is achieved at a reasonable cost to the Town’s electorate.
On Monday 5th September 2016 Bude-Stratton Town Council took on the management of Bude’s public toilets at Crooklets, Summerleaze and The Crescent under a tenancy-at-will agreement with Cornwall Council. We are now responsible for their daily operation and cleansing.
The current intention is that the public toilets will remain free of charge and moving forward the Town Council will be monitoring usage to establish the best opening hours. The public toilets are currently open from 6.00am to 9.00pm during the Easter to October period, however the Town Council are open to ad-hoc changes and flexible extended hours particularly when significant events are taking place.
If you wish to report an issue or potential problem please do get in touch via one of the contact options opposite.