We are fundraising to raise money to keep our village's public toilets open, which are a vital community asset. Gargrave Parish Council which has funded these Public Toilets for 10 years can no longer afford to fund them because of serious and urgent demands upon their funds.
Faced with the closure of the Toilets on 31st December, a group of residents have volunteered to form a Community Group, GNAT (Gargrave needs a toilet). It costs roughly £12,000 a year to keep these toilets open. A large proportion of these costs have been wages for someone to open and close and clean the Toilets. Volunteers have undertaken to do this until other funding sources can be found. In the mean time money needs to be found to pay the other expenses, Water Rates, Consumables and some replacement facilities which are urgently required.
We are determined to keep these much used Public Facilities open. They are the last remaining Public Toilets on the busy A65 between Harrogate and Kirby Lonsdale. They are used by Motorists, Bus Passengers, Cyclists on the many routes which pass through the Village, Walkers on the Pennine Way and the Leeds Liverpool Canal and of course Residents and Visitors to this lovely Village and its Greens. Your Donations will be spent through a properly constituted Community Group on the day to day running and on improvements to this important Public facility which would otherwise close at the end of this year.