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Councillors in Bath and North East Somerset will look at alternative provision for public conveniences before going ahead and closing them in parts of Bath.
The loos in Twerton, Peasedown, Weston, Shaftesbury Road, Larkhall, and Combe Down all face closure.
The issue was debated at a Council meeting at the Guildhall in Bath on Thursday night.
Councillors have decided that no toilet will shut unless there is alternative provision nearby.
Public toilets earmarked for closure in Bath could get a reprieve.
Bath and North East Somerset Council said it would hold a public debate if a petition gained 1,000 signatures.
A pensioner who held a protest about the closure of public toilets in Bath has now handed over a petition containing two and half thousand signatures.
Lin Patterson spent three days living and sleeping in the toilets at Twerton to convince the council to keep them open. She says they are a vital public resource.
Rebecca Broxton reports:
Almost 2500 people have signed a petition against the closure of public toilets across Bath.
Protests have continued in response to plans made by Bath and North East Somerset Council to close toilets in 12 sites across the city.
Last week local resident Lin Patterson staged a three day 'sit in' of a toilet block in Bath in protest against the move.
A 67-year-old woman has finished defending her ladies in the war of the WC. Lin Patterson staged a 3 day occupation of the Twerton public toilets as they were threatened with closure.
After spending 3 nights in the toilet and collecting 2000 petition signatures online and a further 400 outside the toilets, Lin has now left the building. The Twerton toilets are one of 12 blocks the council is shutting down.
A campaigner is staging a three-day occupation of a toilet block in Bath in protest at its planned closure.
Lin Patterson is highlighting plans by Bath and North East Somerset Council to shut the loos in Twerton and at 11 other sites in the city.
The council says it has no duty to provide toilets but is reinvesting money into ones that'll stay open.