MOST café and shop owners in Cardigan allow shoppers to use their toilets if they have them on the premises, town councillors have been told.

Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh said most tradespeople clearly appreciated the inconvenience caused by the lack of town centre conveniences.

Cllr Elaine Evans lamented the fact that a Welsh Government pay scheme which rewarded businesses financially for making their facilities available was no longer running.

Cllr Clive Davies was tasked with providing an update on the possibility of re-opening the Chancery Lane toilets at the next meeting of full council on Tuesday, December 5.

Back in the summer members heard how shoppers in Cardigan town centre were being caught short as a result of it's 'inadequate' public facilities.

Both public toilets in the town centre - Feidrfair and Chancery Lane - have been forced to remain permanently closed as a result of vandalism.

The other public conveniences are located a considerable distance from the town centre in either the Mwldan car park, in Drawbridge (opposite the former Co-op supermarket) and in Victoria Gardens.

These locations, however, were proving an inconvenience to people who have difficulty in walking, including the disabled, the elderly, families with young children and other vulnerable shoppers - and they were not always open.