Flushed down the Pan! Council had planned to throw away a fortune February 25th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments An angry Southport councillor is questioning how the proposal in Sefton Council’s budget to close down all the public toilets ever saw the light of day. Finance details provided to Southport Lib Dem councillor Tony Dawson show that, in contemplating closing down the vital public loos, the Council had been prepared to write-off £825, 000 of investment – yet these figures were never presented to councillors while the public loo closure proposal was still an active option. The majority of the toilets affected are in the centre of Southport which Councillor Dawson represents. “This is the economics of the madhouse,” says Councillor Dawson. “The Labour group were not only contemplating a move which would isolate thousands of senior citizens in their homes, unable to go to town for fear of being ‘caught short’. They were also prepared to throw away nearly a million pounds already spent.” “To stop us ‘spending a penny’, the Council was prepared to secretly throw away 80 million pennies. It hardly gives us confidence in the rest of their spending plans”. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!