THE cost of 'spending a penny' in Pembrokeshire could double.

Pembrokeshire County Council is asking people whether the cost of using public toilets should rise from 20p to either 30p or 40p.

It is part of its Toilet Strategy Needs Assessment, which is inviting comments from the public until Friday, November 2.

"We are interested in hearing from those who use the toilet facilities that are open to the general public in Pembrokeshire, as well as from organisations which provide toilets for use by the general public or would be interested in doing so," says the council.

"The information you provide will help us to build a picture of the community’s needs.

"We will use the information to help prepare a toilet strategy, which we will publish by May 31, 2019."

The survey includes proposals to increase charges for paid-for toilets in (Marine Road), Narberth (Town Moor), Pembroke Dock (Gordon Street), St Davids (Whitesands), Saundersfoot (Regency) and Tenby (Castle Beach, multi-storey, North Beach car park, South Beach and The Green), which are maintained by the county council, in 2019.

There are also questions about which times and locations are most widely used, and facilities for parents and children, and people with disabilities and their carers.

There is also an opportunity for people to raise concerns and make suggestions about provision for protected characteristics, such as gender.

You can give your views by clicking here, where you can also request a hard copy.