Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Woodley Cuts On Toilets

A survey conducted by the Woodley Town Centre Management Initiative in May showed 77 per cent of shoppers were not satisfied with toilet facilities in the town centre.

The town’s public toilet block was closed last year to save Wokingham Borough Council maintenance costs of £40,000 per year.

There are now four toilets in the town centre operating under the Local Loo Scheme which invites local cafés and community centres to open their toilets to the public.
Councillor Beth Rowland, leader of Woodley Town Council, said: “One of the issues of going into the cafés is you have to walk through a café just to use the toilet. The public do think they have lost something even though the old toilets were appalling.”

Claiming that they did this because the old toilets were tatty is to admit that the councils failed to look after the old toilets. Its just an excuse to cut back on services. I expect we will see lots more of this over the coming months, until they are as bad as they were under Thatcher.

Only 2 per cent of Woodley town centre users were very satisfied with the available facilities while 21 per cent said they were satisfied.

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