PUBLIC toilets will open across Denbighshire on Monday, June 29.

On Monday, June 22, non-essential shops in Wales were given the green light to start operating.

Denbighshire County Council has set up a task group to assist town centres at they respond to the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Staff will work in the main towns to provide help and advice to residents and businesses; identify where posters and signage are needed and will look at what support is needed for businesses to comply with the current social distancing and hygiene regulations.

Public toilets will open at Market Street, Llangollen; Events Arena, Rhyl and Rhyl Town Hall; Factory Ward, Denbigh; Market Street, Ruthin; Green Lane, Corwen and unstaffed facilities in Prestatyn (near the Nova, Nant Hall Road, Barkby Beach and the bus and railway stations); Rhuddlan; Dyserth; St Asaph; Cae Ddol, Ruthin and Coronation Gardens in Rhyl.

Normal charges apply.

Cllr Julian Thompson-Hill, cabinet lead member for Finance and Assets, said: “There are a number of issues that the council can address directly to assist in this work – and opening public toilets is an important part of the plans. They are important public facilities for residents and visitors to our town centre."

"We will be doing this in a phased approach over the coming few weeks, to ensure that plans for operating the facilities are put in place and that safety of the public and staff is made a priority."

Cllr Mark Young, cabinet lead member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities, said: “We fully recognise that businesses in our town centres have suffered during the covid-19 outbreak and the council wants to support businesses in any way it can, to help them get back on their feet during these very difficult times.

“We will be talking and listening to businesses and residents and see what other kind of help is needed in terms of advice and support, as well as more practical measures such as posters and signage”.