New report backtracks on Rothesay toilet closures

A new report to be considered by Argyll and Bute Council this week proposes reducing the subsidy to the town's award-winning Victorian toilets by ten per cent, rather than �10,000.
A new report to be considered by Argyll and Bute Council this week proposes reducing the subsidy to the town's award-winning Victorian toilets by ten per cent, rather than �10,000.

Argyll and Bute Council is to consider a revised plan for the future of Rothesay’s public toilets later this week.

The most significant revision is a change in plans to slash the subsidy to the town’s award-winning Victorian toilets: instead of a cut from £23,000 to £13,000, the new plan would see the subsidy reduced by only ten per cent.

In addition, plans to shut the public facility in Rothesay’s Argyle Street, at the foot of Chapelhill Road, have been removed completely - though the closure of the facility at the public park in the High Street remains on the agenda.

The U-turns are contained in a new report by Jim Smith, the council’s head of roads and amenity services, due to be considered by the full council in Lochgilphead on Thursday - click here to read the report in full in PDF format.

The revised proposals also feature a ‘management structure review’, with an expected saving of £46,102; the new savings package, if approved by councillors, would cut the council’s spending by £135,908.