Councillors to discuss lack of toilets in Burton Latimer, Desborough and Rothwell

There are seven businesses currently signed up in Kettering - but there are none in Burton Latimer, Desborough or Rothwell.
There are seven businesses currently signed up in Kettering - but there are none in Burton Latimer, Desborough or Rothwell.

Councillors will meet tonight (Wednesday) to discuss the lack of public toilets in the A6 towns.

Kettering Council launched a community toilet scheme in 2012, meaning businesses can sign up to allow the public to use their toilets without making a purchase.

There are seven businesses currently signed up in Kettering – but none in Burton Latimer, Desborough or Rothwell.

Initially one business in Burton Latimer was part of the scheme, but it withdrew.

Rothwell’s public toilets are currently closed although the town council is said to be ‘looking to reopen these soon’.

No businesses are part of the scheme in Desborough.

A report set to be discussed by councillors outlines the benefits of the scheme, including a lower cost to the taxpayer, better facilities and an increased provision.

Kettering Council will now try to restart discussions about the scheme in the A6 towns and gather ideas about potential premises or partners.

The meeting will start at 7pm in the council chamber in Bowling Green Road.