toilets in public places
Edinburgh is a capital city with hundreds of thousands of visitors in normal years. Every year, local people and visitors are amazed because there are no public toilets in the Meadows. Yes, the East toilets are now open, but they need refurbishment and will presumable close again for that.
Our main parks need accessible toilets, which are regularly supervised and cleaned. This would bring us in line with other capital cities in Europe, and the UK. Maintaining parks means providing basic facilities for park users, and making it possible for people of all ages and levels of mobility to enjoy them.
Why the contribution is important
This idea is not new, it was first developed by the Victorians. For them, public toilets were an essential in the fight against disease and infection. This fight continutes today, and the recent decision to close public toilets in green spaces has been disastrous.
by SarahTly on August 12, 2020 at 04:39PM