Slaithwaite’s Public Toilets Under Threat

Kirklees Council planning on shutting village’s public toilets.

Slaithwaite’s public toilets may be closed due to council budget cutbacks.

The toilets along with other unmanned public toilets throughout Kirklees may be closed in an effort to save the £75,000 spent cleaning and maintaining them. I am unclear at this point if the closure includes the British waterways facilities in the same building.

The cuts, which are part of Kirklees’ 2012/13 budget planning, will be finally decided on in a council meeting on February 22nd.

The council say that they need to reduce the budget by £64 million in total. Staffing will take the majority of the brunt of the cuts, but there will also be reductions in services from waste collection, sports centres, public footpath maintenance, museums, and a number of festivals in the wider Kirklees areaarea.

Full details of the proposed spending plans on the Kirklees council website. It’s a bit of a trawl to get through however. An excellent summery can be found on The Examiner.