Sav­ing a few pen­nies

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

A con­tact­less card may be needed to spend a penny at Camp­bel­town’s pub­lic con­ve­niences. That is if Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil’s plan to charge for bums on seats at the cur­rently free fa­cil­i­ties goes ahead. Mem­bers of the coun­cil’s en­vi­ron­ment, devel­op­ment and in­fra­struc­ture com­mit­tee agreed in prin­ci­ple to charge at high foot­fall toi­lets at a re­cent meet­ing. It was also agreed to per­haps in­tro­duce hon­esty boxes at medium foot­fall toi­lets, and ask com­mu­ni­ties to take on low foot­fall con­ve­niences. Isle of Bute coun­cil­lor, Jim Find­lay, said: ‘In terms of charg­ing, could we bring our­selves into the 21st cen­tury and have some e-en­try fa­cil­ity if we are go­ing to charge?’ Jim Smith, the coun­cil’s head of roads and amenity ser­vices, added: ‘That is some­thing we would be quite keen to do. ‘We can fol­low up card or con­tact­less pay­ment – it is cer­tainly worth ex­plor­ing.’

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