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.