Charge for use of loos

Charge for use of loos

Charge for use of loos

First published in Letters to the Editor

There have been several letters recently regarding the closure of public toilets in Parkstone and Broadstone with the respective Councils stating that this was due to a lack of funds.

One correspondent suggested that a small charge for their use could be levied plus possible income from advertising which is fine providing the advertisements were vetted in order to ensure that the services offered were above board.

To encourage people to use these facilities rather than the nearest bush or shop doorway a ‘pay as you go’ system could be introduced whereby you could purchase, say, 10 tokens for the price of 8. ln these days of high technology it should be a simple matter for pensioners’ bus passes to double as loo passes to give them free entry as some form of relief would be greatly appreciated.

Graham Cribb, Branksome Wood Road, Bournemouth

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11:08am Tue 26 Aug 14

Dave2207 says...

Council taxpayers lose their public toilets whilst 'travellers' get them provided free of charge (even though they leave them in a disgusting state).
Whom do you serve, councillors, who pays your bills? Not the so-called travellers!
Council taxpayers lose their public toilets whilst 'travellers' get them provided free of charge (even though they leave them in a disgusting state). Whom do you serve, councillors, who pays your bills? Not the so-called travellers! Dave2207
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3:39pm Tue 26 Aug 14

grazzer says...

Before anybody Poo Poo's my idea of pensioner's bus passes doubling as Loo passes i wish to point out that as we already have Park and Ride and Pay and Display schemes a Swipe and Wipe facility would be carrying this to its logical conclusion
Before anybody Poo Poo's my idea of pensioner's bus passes doubling as Loo passes i wish to point out that as we already have Park and Ride and Pay and Display schemes a Swipe and Wipe facility would be carrying this to its logical conclusion grazzer
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5:23pm Tue 26 Aug 14

we-shall-see says...

Pre-paid cards are all well and good - but no good for the casual shopper who doesn't live in the area.

Public loos are an ESSENTIAL, not an option in my opinion and Poole Council have shirked this moral responsibility in favour of holding onto the money for a rainy day ......... well guess what? Today it is pi**ing it down and we DEMAND public toilet facilities!

I know who I WON'T be voting for next spring..........
Pre-paid cards are all well and good - but no good for the casual shopper who doesn't live in the area. Public loos are an ESSENTIAL, not an option in my opinion and Poole Council have shirked this moral responsibility in favour of holding onto the money for a rainy day ......... well guess what? Today it is pi**ing it down and we DEMAND public toilet facilities! I know who I WON'T be voting for next spring.......... we-shall-see
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