Issue details

Temporary Closure of Cattle Market Toilets, Barnstaple

Incidents of drug taking and alleged dealing from the public toilets at Tuly Street (Cattle Market) have increased in recent months.  Council staff are now clearing drug taking paraphernalia from the toilets on a daily basis.  Officers have reported numerous issues including one officer having to resuscitate one person who had suffered an overdose.  As a result, a decision was taken to close the facility prior to Christmas in order to prevent further health and safety issues.  The closure was intended to last until 10th January.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/01/2023

Decision due: 11 Jan 2023 by Chief Executive

Lead member: Lead Member for Regeneration, Economic Development and Planning

Lead director: Head of Place, Property and Regeneration

Contact: SarahJane Mackenzie-Shapland, Head of Place, Property and Regeneration Email: Tel: 01271 388354.