A local authority has decided to keep a block of public toilets safe from traditional seasonal closures due to its unique location and local importance, a recent news report in the local media has been able to find.
Berwick Town Council has agreed to supply the £2,000 required to keep Spittal’s public toilets open this winter after the facility was earmarked for seasonal closure as part of cost-cutting measures proposed by Northumberland County Council.
Councillor Ivor Dixon, who represents Lower Spittal, said: “I don’t want to seem biased but Spittal is unique in that a lot of people still walk along the prom in the winter.
“If they closed these in the winter, where do people go when they’re caught short? For the amount of money it costs, I don’t think it’s that much to keep them open.”
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