Penny pinch­ing coun­cil tar­gets Islay toi­lets

Campbeltown Courier - - LETTERS -


I am deeply con­cerned and an­gered by the pro­posed pub­lic toi­let clo­sures across Islay.

Clearly this idea has not been thought through as this would have a huge detri­men­tal ef­fect on Islay, res­i­dents and the tourist in­dus­try.

Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil should be do­ing all that it can to en­cour­age visi­tors and hav­ing well-main­tained, avail­able pub­lic toi­lets are a large part of that.

Ex­pect­ing lo­cal busi­nesses to fill the gaps left by any po­ten­tial clo­sures is just not a suit­able so­lu­tion.

Many of our busi­nesses are not open all hours and some are only open on a sea­sonal ba­sis.

Hav­ing their toi­lets open to the pub­lic may have an ef­fect on their in­sur­ance cost. I would im­plore my ad­min­is­tra­tion to heed the anger they are jus­ti­fi­ably re­ceiv­ing from Ileachs now this pro­posal has gone out to con­solta­tion. Coun­cil­lor Alas­tair Red­man, Porth­na­haven, Islay.

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