COUNCIL bosses have said no to large-scale closures of public toilets but yes to looking at a 20p charge.
Chichester District Council leader Heather Caird said toilets were an area where it could save money, because provision of the service was not a legal requirement.
She said: ‘If we do nothing in the next five years, we will have a serious deficit which we will have to find.
‘We need some help here – we need the parishes to help us.’
Councillors asked officers to investigate options including a 20p charge per visit at some toilets; a partnership scheme involving local parish councils and businesses; or limited closures. An option which could have seen more than half the toilets closed was set aside for the time being.