Residents in the town of Marazion, in Cornwall, have made a very public call for the reopening of the town’s public toilets, which were closed back in April, a recent media report on the matter has revealed.
Starting in November, the town’s only remaining public toilets will only open on weekends, which means that Marazion will be left without usable public toilets throughout the week.
For this reason, Jane McColl, a Marazion postmistress, has started a petition to reopen the toilets and managed to collect 2,000 signatures towards this purpose.
Mrs McColl said: “Marazion is the second most-visited tourist destination in Cornwall and the fifth in the South West and we will have absolutely nowhere for the public to go to the toilet. It’s not just visitors, but local people too. Some of the shops don’t have toilets either; we know people are using [street] corners, it’s third world.”
Cornwall Council answered that, due to budget cuts in funding, it had no choice but to run facilities at peak times only, but said it was willing to review the matter with Marazion Town Council. A spokeswoman for Cornwall Council said: “Marazion Town Council explored in some detail the options available to them in 2012, but at this time decided they were not in a position to take up the offers from Cornwall Council in order to retain the same level of provision that has existed under previous financial arrangements.”
Installing an access control system and charging a modest fee for the toilet’s maintenance would actually help the council ease the costs of running the public toilets, and this is exactly where Toilet Turnstiles could put its extensive experience to very good use.
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