Several public toilets across Sheffield are at risk of being closed due to lack of funding, a recent news report in the local media has warned.
Data published in the paper suggest that since 2004, the majority of the city’s 29 toilets have been shut, knocked down or sold.
After being queried on the matter, Sheffield Council says a decision will be made later this year about whether more will close as it has ‘not yet looked at’ future budgets.
Council cabinet member Isobel Bowler said: “We’ve had to make some difficult decisions to ensure that our budget balances, following the year-on-year cuts to the council’s funding from Government.
“As part of this budget process last year, public toilets outside parks were closed to help to achieve required cuts in expenditure.”
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