One of our regular readers has been having a look at the proposed cuts document that goes for approval next week at Highland Council's headquarters at Glenurquhart Road. He went to do a bit of research after a BBC article earlier today. See tweet below.
Highland Council proposes toilet closures among cuts https://t.co/Kc0v78NQhr— BBC Highlands (@BBCHighlands) 9 February 2018
In a document available on the Highland Council website entitled : "Booklet B, Revenue Budget 2018/2019, Details of proposed budget savings", the following information is available concerning two of Nairn's very regularly used toilets at the West Beach and Harbour Street.
Please click on the image to enlarge if you can't read it. the first £ column is the Labour Saving, the second is the rates, water and electricity saving and the third the total saving. So closure for the Harbour Street toilets and summer only for Nairn West Beach - what happens if you come to Nairn and get caught short outside of the summer season - shit on the beach? People come to Nairn all year round, please wise up Highland Council!
That is 25K then that can be saved from the toilets according to the experts now what about the Christmas Lights how much could the Glenurquhart Road Ruling Regime save with that?
So £7.5K for Highland Council turning their back on the Christmas Lights? Lovely, how community minded is that?
So come to Nairn, get hit by Parking Charges at the Links and Harbour Street and not even be provided with somewhere for a piss? The time's they are a-changing folks. Please complain to your four local Highland Councillors if you think the direction of these cuts is all wrong. Here they are, Tom Heggie, Laurie Fraser, Liz MacDonald, Peter Saggers.
News in the post below about the proposed parking charges and more soon about a meeting organised by the Nairn Business Association for Tuesday night.