Loo must be jok­ing!

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS -

Coun­cil chiefs have been ac­cused of “treat­ing Prest­wick with con­tempt” – after slap­ping a fee on pub­lic loos.

Toi­lets at the town’s beach will be­come pay as you go later this month with a charge of 30p.

A £ 20,000 in­vest­ment at Links Road will in­clude new paint­work, a re­view of all fit­tings and in­stal­la­tion of a coin op­er­ated pad­dle gate.

A coin box will also be fit­ted to the dis­abled WC at the side of the block.

But town coun­cil­lor, Hugh Hunter said: “It seems a non­sense to me.

“I think it’s short- sighted in the ex­treme and once again it’s about treat­ing Prest­wick with ut­ter con­tempt.”

Coun­cil­lor Pe­ter Hen­der­son, re­sources spokesman, claimed: “We’re com­mit­ted to main­tain­ing ser­vices and th­ese im­prove­ments in Prest­wick make a real dif­fer­ence to the block on Links Road.

“With work now well ad­vanced on clean­ing the nearby beach, the com­mu­nity and visi­tors com­ing to the area will soon be able to ben­e­fit from bet­ter ser­vices and a more pleas­ant en­vi­ron­ment.

“To help man­age the pub­lic con­ve­nience we’ve in­tro­duced a small ser­vice charge which will help main­tain cur­rent stan­dards in the months ahead.”

The toi­lets, which are closed for up­grade work, will re- open on Fri­day, Novem­ber 24.

Fee row Users will be charged to en­ter pub­lic toi­lets

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