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PUBLIC toilets in Chichester could be closed to save cash.

The district council’s cabinet will meet next week to discuss a raft of proposals to save up to £100,000.

Potential closures include Cathedral Way in the town centre, because it is not used very much, and because there is another toilet within 400 yards.

Also at risk are Florence Park and Wisborough Green.

The council is continuing negotiations on the lease of council land to the RNLI for a new Lifeboat Station, in Selsey, including a public convenience provided by the RNLI. Once it is built this will replace the council facility.

There are plans to transfer management of Pound Road public conveniences to West Wittering Parish Council by March 2014.

The district council is set to request a £20,000 annual contribution towards the running of Chichester city centre public conveniences from Chichester City Council.

Cllr John Connor said: ‘Budget cuts are increasingly forcing difficult decisions such as these on us.

‘We have carried out a detailed review, including assessing the usage and the proximity of other public conveniences.’