Community groups want decision on loos

A decision on the future of public toilets in Milngavie has been deferred by the council – angering groups who say they have been kept in the dark.

The long running saga into what should happen to the dilapidated convenience on Mugdock Road came up for discussion at a planning meeting in early December, but no information has been released because East Dunbartonshire Council says it is commercially sensitive information.

Douglas Cameron, chair of Milngavie in Bloom (MiB) said: “I have written to the council, but have not had a satisfactory answer. I know they cannot give details, but they could give some idea of the general plan for the building.”

MiB is in favour of a plan to turn the toilets into a bunkhouse, retaining part of it as a public toilet, but Mr Cameron said there is a rumour the building could be sold to the highest bidder with no conditions for a public toilet.

He said:“We are being kept in the dark. It has been suggested the tourist information centre toilets could be used, but they are only open two hours a day.”

Other groups opposed to the plan include the town’s community council, ramblers, the civic trust and Mains Residents’ Association. It will come up again at the council on January 22.

Thomas Glen, director of development and regeneration, at EDC said: “The committee considered a report on the Mugdock Road toilets in private on December 2. The matter has been continued for further consideration.”