Map launched for over 50s convenience
Published Thursday, 19 July 2012
The first public toilets map has been launched alongside a programme of summer activities for the over 50s.
It reveals where every public toilet is located in the Rutherglen and Cambuslang area with three more maps for other areas in South Lanarkshire also planned.
Organised by Seniors Together and forward@fifty, the event also allowed around 80 older people to take part in activities such as club golf, quick cricket, guided flower walks, a visit to David Livingstone's house and crafting.
Depute Provost and Older People's Champion, Pam Clearie, said: "This simple summer guide points the way for retired people and people over 50 to the various facilities and activities available to them over the next few weeks and months.
"I would encourage as many people as possible to go out there, get active and get involved."
Stall holders at the event included Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, Public Partnership Forum, University of the Third Age, Hand On project and Care and Repair.
Funding for public toilets location map came from Macmillan Cancer Trust.
Depute Provost Clearie added: "We would like to say a big thank you to Macmillan for very generously providing us with this funding.
"The map highlights where public toilets are available, many of them in community centres, libraries or council offices where people may not have been aware there are public toilet facilities.
"The map also gives details of opening times and other general information which may be useful."
The Rutherglen and Cambuslang map will be available in most council buildings and libraries, as well as on the council's website in due course.
Similar maps for the Hamilton, Blantyre and Larkhall areas, as well as East Kilbride and Lanark, are already being prepared.
For more information on Public Toilet maps, Seniors Together or activities and opportunities in retirement please email email@example.com at the Seniors Together project or call 01698 454105.