TORBAY Council says it is doing its best to minimise the impact of budget cuts on its toilet opening hours.
Faced with a £500,000 spending reduction, the opening hours of some toilets in the Bay had been reduced.
There were complaints that toilets at Torre Abbey Meadow were closed early despite the arrival of the Anderton and Rowland fair and reports of people urinating in the park bushes.
Sue Cheriton, Torbay Council's executive head of residents and visitor services, said: "As a result of the budget process for 2013/14, a saving of £500,000 was approved for a reduction in funding to contractors.
"As part of these savings, changes to the service provided by our contractors were made in areas including public toilets.
"The council has made it clear that no toilets have been closed, but initially some of the closing times were amended.However, to try to minimise the impact, we are working with our partners in TOR2 to use our joint resources to support the opening and closing of the toilets in the summer.
"The opening times will remain the same in most cases, and the closure times in the main tourist areas will not be earlier than 8pm. This 8pm closing time has been in place in previous years.
"We have, however, now made arrangements for the Abbey Meadows toilets to be closed as late as possible on our security round, and are therefore not expecting these to be closed until around 10.30pm to 11pm daily, which takes into account the fair being on the meadows during the summer season."