Closure is too much pain for too little gain

PUBLISHED: 12:36 20 July 2006 | UPDATED: 11:53 04 May 2010

HOW can any council close public toilets? Going to the toilet is the most natural thing in the world, and there are never too many of them and this is all to save £5,000. I can save more than that. Just sack the person who suggested it. But if someone d

HOW can any council close public toilets? Going to the toilet is the most natural thing in the world, and there are never too many of them and this is all to save £5,000. I can save more than that. Just sack the person who suggested it.

But if someone decides to use taxpayer's money to put an Eel Trail around Ely that's OK, it's only a £11,000 of public money that no-one will see. I think one of the tennis greats said it all, 'you cannot be serious'.

I thought if it's true that 100,000 people each year use these toilets they must be needed. How did they get that figure? Did a council officer stand there and count them in and count them out? It's all about party politics and scoring brownie points and not what's good for Ely.

EC HOLDEN

Ely Road

Little Downham

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