Last chance for toilet blocks

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14 MAY 2012NEWS RELEASE No: 15387

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Visitors to Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Crafnant near Llanrwst will be able to answer the call of nature while they enjoy the scenery after Forestry Commission Wales completely refurbished the toilet blocks.

Local Area Manager Tim Gordon-Roberts said the toilets were a valuable asset in making Gwydyr forest and its many walking trails accessible to the local community and for attracting visitors to the area.

Tim said, "People stay a lot longer, so they can enjoy the place more, when there are basic facilities available."

However, Tim sounded a warning that the vandals who regularly target the toilet block at Llyn Geirionydd could end up depriving visitors of this basic facility.

"Unfortunately, these toilets have been blighted over the past few years by vandalism and we can't afford to keep spending public money repairing them," he said.

"So this is their last chance: if the block is continually vandalised again and reaches the point where it becomes too expensive to repair and maintain, we will have no choice but to knock it down."

If you know who is responsible for the vandalism, or if you see anything suspicious, you can contact North Wales Police on the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

Tim added, "It would be a shame if a very small number of selfish individuals were allowed to spoil the area for everyone else by their anti-social behaviour, but one phone call could help to keep these important facilities open."

Caption: Visitors enjoy the scenery at Llyn Geirionydd.


A total of 14.3 per cent of Wales is covered by woodlands. Of this, 38% (126,000 hectares/311,000 acres) is owned by the Welsh Government.

Forestry Commission Wales is the Welsh Government’s department of forestry and manages these woodlands on its behalf.

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Press office contact: Clive Davies on 0300 068 0061, mobile 07788 190922, email clive.davies@forestry