A local community is well on its way towards raising the full amount required to run a local public toilet for year, thereby possibly creating a blueprint for combatting the public toilet closure programme instituted by the region’s cash-strapped council, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
Lossiemouth Community Council has raised £1,100 and hopes to have raised the full £1,400 required to run the Station Park facilities for a year.
Much of the money was raised through a collection at the weekend’s raft race at which spectators were encouraged to “spend a penny” to support the loos.
The block was closed last month as part of budget cuts by the authority but has since reopened under the management of locals.
Now the group hopes the council can be persuaded to take on the running of the toilets once more, with the community footing the bill.
He said having communities take over the running of toilets, means savings can be made that protected other council services and staff, including street cleaners and special needs assistants.
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