07/08/07 – Let businesses help to give some relief
First printed in the Swindon Advertiser 7th August 2007.
PLANS to flush out vandalism in the town’s toilets have come under the microscope.
The council’s environment and leisure overview committee met at the Civic Offices on Thursday to present a scheme designed to rid Swindon of its unkempt loos.
Coun Michael Bray (Con, Freshbrook and Grange Park), a member of the council’s Public Toilets Task Group, said business could play a leading part in alleviating the current problems.
He said: “The answer seems to be a community scheme whereby businesses and eateries in Swindon offer the public the use of their facilities.
“We think this will work not only to prevent vandalism and abuse of our current public facilities but make businesses a bigger part of their communities.”
It is not a statutory requirement to provide public toilets but the council allocates around