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News and Comment April 2012

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26 April (Part 2) - Didn’t they do well?

Toilets closedThe outrageous cost of cleaning Bexley’s five self cleaning public toilets caused several readers to express a view about the money being flushed down this particular drain. The interest in things scatological provides a convenient moment in which to provide an update on another aspect of the same subject.

Bexley’s best known public toilets were sold last June for £239,000 leaving late night revellers cross-legged and searching for dark corners. Inconveniencing the population was supposed to save shed loads of money each year. £40,000 to be precise. And how much was actually saved in the ten months of the financial year 2011/12 in which Bexley council didn’t own them? Precisely nothing according to the latest budget updates.


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