The only public toilet in the village of Blairgowrie, in Perth, is set to close as a direct result of cost-cutting measures implemented by Perth and Kinross Council, a news report in the local media has revealed.
The toilet at the Wellmeadow is set to be axed within the next three years despite almost 15,000 people using it from 2015/16. The District Council said that closing its manned toilets would save around £170,000 annually, but they would be replaced by ‘comfort scheme’ arrangements where local businesses and other premises agree to let the public use their toilets free of charge.
Councillor Caroline Shiers, one of the representatives for the Blairgowrie and Glens ward, said she will campaign “vigorously” against the proposal.
She said: “I will campaign against these toilet closures vigorously as I believe that towns like Blairgowrie, which still has a tourism trade which we promote as a visitor destination, need public facilities for visitors and for locals.”
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