A group of 6 members of our community came together to look at issues associated with lack of access to public toilets, made worse during the pandemic given some public toilets were closed. Lots of ideas were discussed from festival type loos placed on available land in Garve Village to toilets at the Railway Station and the potential for Garve Public Hall to open their toilets (once refurbishment is complete) to the geneal public. The group acknolwedged problems associated with the sewer system in Garve and more specifically related to Garve Public Hall. The concensus of the group was that Garve Public Hall was the most feasible option.
Public and private toilets were mapped: -
Contin Woods, Rogie Falls, Achnasheen, Silverbridge, Ullapool
Tarvies, Garve Public Hall, Garve Hotel (if reopened), Lochuichart Community Hall, Midge Bite Cafe, Ledgowan Lodge, Inchbae Lodge, Aultguish Inn, Contin New Hall - will not be open routinely. The group appreciate these are not always open to the public, but again acknowledge if someone is desperate to use the facilities they will stop for a cuppa!
The group agreed that the community of Garve should now have a say with regard to the need for toilet facilities in the centre of Garve.
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