Someone from the council came in recently to talk about a scheme where businesses open their toilets to the general public to help the council.
I don’t agree with it. My toilets are there for my customers, not for anyone just walking off the street.
I spent a lot of money on my toilets, making sure they are clean and tidy and in the best possible condition for my customers.
I always make sure of that. At the end of the day, why should I open up to the public if they aren’t spending money in here?
I won’t be used as a cheap option for the council because it wants to shut its units down. I appreciate the council has to save money, but not to my detriment.
Closing public toilets could have a detrimental impact on the visitor economy.
We are a tourist city, and toilets are a big part of that.
It’s a human right facility
We need people to feel that if they walk around the seafront, Palmerston Road and Albert Road, there is a public convenience they can use. As a tourist city, the council should be providing these things.
It shouldn’t be down to independent businesses.
I don’t know how well the public toilets are used, but the council clean them regularly and I would have to pay out extra for silly things like toilet roll.
I would have to burden the cost of cleaning the toilets more regularly, as they would be used more.
I am providing a service for my customers, not something that’s due to the city council’s budget constraints.
The council needs to be doing more to attract people to the city.
Victorious Festival was a massive success. I held a beer festival there and I went through 170 barrels, which is more than 12,000 pints.
You had lots of independent businesses there.
There is an awful lot of things going on in places like Brighton. A lot has also been done with Hastings Pier – why can’t we get similar levels of funding?