I CANNOT believe Beaconsfield Town Council wants to close down the only public toilet facilities in the town and foist the provision on to pubs.
The current facilities, while not great, are essential on market days, both to stall holders and the buying public, never mind visitors to our town.
Beaconsfield is one of the wealthiest areas in the country, with hugely expensive houses and many very affluent residents, and it is a disgrace to think that the council can spend money on gates and street improvements but not find a way to collect enough money to keep the toilets functioning.
Many small villages in Scotland have toilets which are clean, and even have hot water!
With the proliferation of large houses and blocks of flats in the town the increase in tax should be enough to finance a loo. If not, where is the money going? And why does it cost so much to keep the toilets open? Surely that is over the top?
Could the council perhaps levy a small charge for the use of the toilets, or if necessary introduce a ring-fenced 'toilet surcharge' on every council bill. I would willingly pay it - infinitely preferable to the unhygienic practices that will emerge if there are no public conveniences.
GORDON R CAW Via email