Toilet closure is not welcoming
From: Derek Stocker, Duke Street, Bexhill
Reading in the Observer that the public convenience in Hastings town centre is to close but one in Ore is to remain open makes me feel that somehow we are losing the plot, when as a tourist town with a world history interest, where are the visitors to go when nature calls in Hastings?
The town needs visitors to help keep all our small and large retail businesses running smoothly but what a reception we give people from home and abroad when they cannot find a public convenience.
The other thing about Hastings is that we have a large elderly population that like to have a mung round the town sometimes, how welcoming for them not to have a toilet within a stones throw of where they are shopping.
I can imagine Ore is very pleased it has managed to save its public toilet but why can Hastings not have one as well?
The town is not that hard up surely and what about all the Council Tax local people pay, does that not count for anything?
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