Pembrokeshire County Council is looking into the possibility of charging people to use some public toilets, Pembroke Town Council has been told.

Pembroke mayor Councillor Keith Nicholas and town clerk Karen Didcote met with county council staff last month to discuss the potential closure of the town’s public toilets.

Pembrokeshire County Council is reviewing the number of toilets it operates - a review which could see 28 of the county's 93 toilets closed if town and community councils do not take over ownership and running costs.

Toilets at Pembroke Black Horse and Pembroke Parade are two of those under review. If both were closed, there would be just one public toilet left in the town.

At last Thursday’s meeting members of the council voted in favour of providing financial support to ensure there is a disabled toilet in the town.

Members heard the county council has been looking at drafting in private companies to manage public toilets and charging people to use them.

A Pembrokeshire County Council spokesman said: “The feedback from the public consultation undertaken is that the majority of people would prefer to pay for a facility rather than see it disappear completely and we are currently exploring the feasibility of this with the private sector.

“It is not felt that this would ever be either practicable or economically viable for all toilets, but charging at some toilets may contribute to the maintenance and running costs of others across the county.”

A report will be put before the county council’s environment overview and scrutiny committee in September.