Moray Council Leader and Chair of the Council’s Economic Development & Infrastructure Services Committee, Cllr Graham Leadbitter (pictured), has confirmed that Council Officers are working on options which could re-open at least some of the region’s toilets in time for the restart of the hospitality sector, with tourism business having been told to prepare for re-opening on 15th July.
Safe facilities are recognised as being instrumental in helping to support the visitor economy as tourist businesses start to get back on their feet.
Commenting Cllr Leadbitter said:
“Council teams are continuing to work day in and day out to find ways of delivering services in different ways to support economic recovery while protecting public health.
“As we work towards the re-opening of the visitor economy in mid-July, part of that will be toilet provision.
“Clearly in the current circumstances this is a particularly challenging service to restart and officers are looking at a range of options.
“I am confident that this work will result in us being able to re-open at least some of our public toilets with a much-increased cleaning regime.”
“In everything that we are doing it is important that we get the right balance of easing restrictions and protecting health.”
Vice Chair of the Economic Development & Infrastructure Services Committee, Cllr Theresa Coull, said:
“Jobs in the tourism sector are a major part of Moray’s economy and provide an income to thousands of people the length and breadth of Moray.
“We need to make sure that people working in the sector feel safe and supported, that our communities feel safe and supported and that visitors feel welcome and have the confidence to visit Moray in the safest way possible.
“Part of that is ensuring that we have public facilities available as best as we can.”