U-turn over Midlothian toilet closures plan

Midlothian Council’s SNP-led administration has reconsidered its contentious proposals to close all five public toilets in Midlothian.

At a Cabinet meeting on May 28, councillors agreed that the services should continue at a ‘reduced specification’.

This would mean continuing the service, but ‘with two cleaning operatives and one vehicle’.

Last December the council approved a review of all Midlothian public toilets aimed at saving £85,000 in 2013/14 and £117,000 each year thereafter.

The Cabinet’s recommendations will go before the Full Council at a later date.

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