A SENIOR opposition councillor has asked for clarification on the plan to get public toilets opened across the city.

Guiseley and Rawdon councillor Paul Wadsworth, who is also shadow environment spokesman on Leeds City Council, argued that the current situation was piecemeal and reactive.

He said: “What we have at the moment is not a plan. While lockdown restrictions are being eased by the Government, and we need to encourage people to come back to the city centre and our local high streets, we must be in a position to provide as wide a range of services as possible. That includes toilets.

“In the city centre there are alternatives available, such as in shopping centres, but those are not available in all our district centres or even at all our parks. Some medical conditions also necessitate the close availability of a toilet and parents with very small children may also need to go at short notice.”