In their austerity budget consultation survey the Highland Council state in item 7:
"The Council currently spends £1.16 million on running and cleaning 127 public toilets across Highland. 28 of these are run well by community groups or businesses supported by the Council through the Highland Comfort Grant Scheme. If community groups or businesses were to take over the running of some of the remaining toilets, this could save the Council up to £575,000. There may be some other grant schemes that could support communities to do this as well.
We intend to encourage community groups or businesses to take over the running of some of the toilets in Highland. If communities cannot take on the running of their toilets the Council would need to consider closing some of these facilities.
If some of these facilities were to close, what difference would this change make?"
In an earlier post we highlighted a question in the survey which could lead to parking charges in Nairn. If anyone is in any doubt that crunch time is just around the corner then they should go and have a look at the questions in the survey themselves - a lot is going to change soon, the Highland Council budget consultation survey is available here.