Two local councillors in Gretna have asked the council to use some of their underspend in a £1 million town facelift for building new public toilets in the area, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.
They want the council’s customer service centre in Kirtle Place to be turned into a public toilet at a cost of £60,000. The current lack of facilities has led to complaints from businesses fed up with having their toilets used by desperate visitors. And many residents have been angered by people “urinating in bushes and behind walls”.
The old toilets, situated behind the Richard Greenhow Centre, were often vandalised and were eventually scrapped by the council. Councillor Archie Dryburgh said: “We have been trying to get new toilets for a long time now but with the rejuvenation underway we may finally have a plan that could work.
“We have been told that the tender for the £1.1 million project could be under budget. If that is the case there could be money left over. We believe the customer service centre in Kirtle Place would be the ideal place for public toilets and would cost £60,000 to do.
“We are going to raise this with the area committee to take it further but we probably won’t know if there is enough money left until the rejuvenation project is completed.”
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