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Re: Closing of Marple's Public Toilets
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2011, 05:51:43 PM »
There is a toilet in the library ;)
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Re: Closing of Marple's Public Toilets
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2011, 10:55:17 AM »
You see, you could improve on working for the council.

I don't work for the council. 

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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2011, 04:55:24 PM »
The public loos ..... attract unsavoury types. See, I'm  very open-minded

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Oh Dear Dave, you could get a job on the Sun with that ability to misquote.

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2011, 12:55:08 PM »
The public loos ..... attract unsavoury types. See, I'm  very open-minded

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2011, 12:50:37 PM »
For anyone who wants to know more about this kind of scheme (although I think it's a classic case of 'too much information!), have a look at this.  http://www.purpleflag.org.uk/files/files/17-Public_acces_to_toilets.pdf.  'SatLav' looks like a good idea too!

(Don't show Duke or he'll say it's yet another unnecessary piece of work by an unemployable public-sector dogsbody doing a non-job.   ::)

No, I'm all for it bonny lad. The public loos are a duplication of resources and attract unsavoury types. The only people wo used the one's near my old house in Leeds were teenagers looking from top-ups on their phones and the sort of people who will provide money.

If the business gets potential punters who feel they should purchase a token item when they spend a penny, all well and good.

See, I'm  very open-minded

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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2011, 10:15:38 AM »
For anyone who wants to know more about this kind of scheme (although I think it's a classic case of 'too much information!), have a look at this.  http://www.purpleflag.org.uk/files/files/17-Public_acces_to_toilets.pdf.  'SatLav' looks like a good idea too!

(Don't show Duke or he'll say it's yet another unnecessary piece of work by an unemployable public-sector dogsbody doing a non-job.   ::)

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Re: Closing of Marple's Public Toilets
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2011, 11:08:36 PM »
There is still an old bylaw that says that if someone asks to use a toilet in your house you are breaking the law if you refuse  ::)  I hope you do not live close to any public toilets Dave  :P
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2011, 05:39:52 PM »
Has there been a mention about public liability insurance in the proposed new toilet facilities
If there is to be an added premium to the policy of the "toilet owner", will this be included or in addition to the fee paid by the council?
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2011, 12:41:59 PM »
Sounds like a neat idea to me. Given that the council has got to save money, I'd rather they did this than sack teachers or care staff - or even recycling officers for that matter!

And the new 'public' loos in pubs or cafes won't be any worse than some of those they are replacing - last time I used the loo at the Memorial Park it was not a delightful experience...

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2011, 12:27:24 PM »
This is not an attempt to defend the "Stockport Community Toilet Scheme" but as I understand it the council pays the pub a fee to allow the public to use its toilets without having to purchase anything. So the council pays, not the person who needs a tinkle! Obviously this is all about saving money: the fees paid to (three?) local businesses prepared to allow the public to use their facilities must be less then the cost of opening, closing and maintaining the public toilet that is being closed.

Here's a link to a page all about it on the council web site:

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/environment/rubbishwasterecycling/environmentalcleanliness/communitytoiletscheme

Interesting to note that of the 10 council public conveniences listed on this site, 50% of them are in Marple (or Mellor).
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Re: Closing of Marple's Public Toilets
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2011, 12:08:41 PM »
How much do you have to pay for a tinkle in this pub?  What a crazy idea, well done Stockport Council!

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 07:19:02 AM »
This was in the newspapers before Christmas but I didn't see the article itself. Shortly after I received an email from Cllr. Martin Candler primarily regarding the toilets in Memorial Park (due to my involvement with Friends of MMP). Here's an extract from the minutes that are already published on the Friends web site:

6.5 Park Toilets
There was an article in the local papers recently announcing the closure of the park toilets. Unfortunately this was followed by them being closed due to problems caused by the freezing weather. They have now reopened following repairs and are expected to remain in use at least in the short-term. Cllr. Martin Candler has emailed the following clarification of the newspaper article:

As part of general improvements, what is being suggested is that public toilets in Marple be brought into the Stockport Community Toilet Scheme, which is already operating successfully elsewhere in the borough. Under this scheme the Council will aim to find three partners for each public toilet who are willing open their facilities to the public in exchange for a small fee to cover their costs. An agreement will be entered into which will ensure that members of the public will be able to use the facilities freely without being required to buy anything.

Marple councillors have alerted the Executive Councillor for the Environment, whose responsibility this is, about the possible risk that we may not be able to find three suitable partners for the toilets in the Memorial Park. In the meantime the status quo will remain.

Mark has requested assurances that the status quo will be maintained permanently if alternatives cannot be found and Cllr. Candler has undertaken to follow this up as the budget process unfolds and to keep the group informed.

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Re: Closing of Marple's Public Toilets
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 01:02:26 AM »

Will this be a defence, when next time someone is up in court for committing a nuisance in a publice place, ie. urinating or other,
that there were no publice conveniences nearby?

Just a thought
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Closing of Marple's Public Toilets
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 11:57:59 PM »
I have just been informed that all Marple's public toilets are to close to save money  :-\  Speaking to a friend who lives in Edgeley she was not surprised as the public toilets there have now been closed for sometime.  When closing public toilets the council has to designate a public convenience for people to use.  Stockport council in their wisdom has ear marked a pub at the end of Castle St for the public to use but have to pay the publican for the service.  You just could not make it up could you ??? 


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