Friday, 11 July 2014

Lib Dems Fight Plans To Raise Cost Of Spending A Penny

Cambridge Liberal Democrats are fighting to stop Labour increasing the cost of spending a penny in the city.

They want to block Labour’s plan to raise charges at public toilets from 20 pence to 30 pence.

Cambridge Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader, Catherine Smart said: “It was always council policy to keep charges to a minimum so that everyone could afford to use the toilets while at the same time preventing casual vandalism.

“There will be a cost in fitting new locks to accommodate this change and I’m not convinced the inconvenience and extra cost to the public is justified.”

Lib Dems will call for the decision to be reversed during Budget discussions at Cambridge City Council’s Strategy and Resources Scrutiny Committee meeting on Monday (July 4).