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Part 8 of the Act came into force on 31 May 2018. 

It places a duty on each local authority in Wales to prepare and publish a local toilets strategy for its area.

Local authorities in Wales now have the responsibility to: 

  • assess the need for toilet provision for their communities 
  • plan to meet those needs
  • produce a local toilets strategy.
Local authorities must prepare and publish their strategies within one year from 31 May 2018. The duty to prepare a local toilets strategy does not require local authorities to provide and maintain public toilets directly. They must take a strategic view on how facilities can be provided and accessed by their local population. We have issued statutory guidance on how local  authorities prepare, consult and publish their local toilets strategies.