Issue details

Car parks and public toilets opening

To commence charging in certain car parks and to reopen certain public conveniences.

This decision is urgent as the latest government announcements have relaxed lockdown measures from 11th May and so the area can expect to now see more traffic movements and potentially more visitors from outside the area. Concern has been expressed about the fact that providing free car parking may encourage more people to use the beaches and parks and there are also concerns that if people are using these facilities more, public health issues could arise if public toilets are not open.

Car Park surveys have not shown an increase in usage although another survey is being carried out on Saturday 16th May.

The decision is to commence charging in coastal car parks from the 23rd May and also to re-open coastal toilets and those serving parks from the same date if possible.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/05/2020

Decision due: 29 May 2020 by Chief Executive

Contact: Ken Miles, Chief Executive Email: