Perth & Kinross Council has launched a survey, #Penny4YourThoughts, to gather feedback about the Public Toilets and Comfort Schemes across Perth and Kinross. The survey is open for 12 weeks - until Monday 18th October - and also invites people to suggest locations where toilet facilities would be welcomed.
The Council own and maintain 13 Public Toilets and has partnerships with approximately 30 businesses and public venues to provide toilet facilities for local residents and visitors to the area.
In late 2021, Perth & Kinross Council ran a survey, #PennyForYourThoughts. This survey sought views about the Public Toilets and Comfort Schemes, and local residents and tourists were invited to take part.
Why was the public toilet survey undertaken?
The majority of Perth and Kinross's toilets were introduced nearly 20 years ago. This survey aimed to find out whether they are still in the right locations and whether, when they require maintenance or renewal, other opportunities can be considered. Perhaps a local community would like to take on the day-to-day management of their nearest Public Toilet, or maybe a local business could provide a Comfort Scheme in place of an existing Automated Public Convenience.
This survey is part of a wider review of the toilet facilities and, as part of the Perth and Kinross Offer, we are hoping to work with the whole community to ensure Perth and Kinross's facilities meet everyone's needs and expectations over the next 20 years.
Modernising the way toilet facilities are provided
One of Perth and Kinross's Public Toilets is the Crieff James Square Toilet Facility - which is managed during the tourist season by Perth & Kinross Council. This facility has previously been managed during the winter months (to provide year-round provision) by the Crieff Business Improvement District.