WITH regard to the article on October 17 re Public Toilets.
When is a toilet not a convenience but an inconvenience? It seems that Bradley Street’s toilets are definitely a public inconvenience especially on a Sunday.
Mr Paul Costiff, of east Staffordshire Borough Council, has decreed that these toilets should close on Sundays. Considering that these toilets are adjacent to the bus station and taxi rank no inconvenience or worries there then.
Uttoxeter must be populated and visited by people who do not feel the need to ‘spend a penny’ on the Sabbath.
The only other available toilets are at Trinity Road, Mr Costiff has said that he will ‘look into’ deep cleaning these toilets. Mr Costiff doesn’t need to ‘look into’ the deep cleaning, they can be smelt from Burton.
What is the criteria for providing and siting of public toilets, health and safety? Local planning? Cost? The closure of the Bradley Street toilets is not down to cost Mr Costiff states, so what is the reason? Mr Costiff states that the employers of public service drivers should provide toilet facilities for their employees, would the the public be allowed to use these facilities. Very unlikely.
What do visitors to Uttoxeter do on a toilet-less Sunday? Drive on? Get back on the bus? Find a quiet corner?