Town halls blamed as public loos go down the pan

2 Mar 00
Local authorities have been accused of causing yet more inconvenience to local populations by shutting down public toilets.

03 March 2000

The British Toilet Association held a briefing on March 1, hosted by Cardiff North MP Julie Morgan, to press for the upkeep and provision of such facilities to be made a statutory requirement.

It claims that between 1995 and 1998 the number of public toilets provided by metropolitan boroughs fell by a third to 611.

A further 1,169 were closed by English district councils, leaving 4,138.

'Once our facilities were the envy of the civilised world. When you are away from home now few places have decent toilets,' said the association's director, Richard Chisnell.


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