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Post by Thebeeman on Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:12 pm

So you go to Whitby, support their economy ie
£3 for 2 hrs parking (no complaint)
About £12 in one or two gift shops ( no complaint)
£29.70 in fish and chip restaurant - very nice!
£18 in Spar shop to top up m/h supplies 
Would have spent about a fiver on ice creams if sun had bee out!
Then find public conveniences on harbour front want 40p for a visit !! They even accept payment by card!!
Had a nice time though!
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Post by rogerblack on Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:56 pm

For me, especially as I get older, one of the great 'conveniences' (!) of having a motorhome is ready access to the loo. 

Finding public loos is becoming harder and harder, particularly if you need to park nearby.

And as to the cost, don't get me started!

The good news is that railway stations managed by Network Rail, some of which previously charged up to 50p to spend a penny, are gradually dropping their charges, some since last week.

Top tip for anyone using St Andrews Square bus station in Edinburgh: save 30p by nipping into Harvey Nicks next door - the soap is nicer too.  up!

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Post by groundhog on Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:18 pm

I am alone in having a first officer not averse to using the loo whilst travelling? There is hope for Whitby, they introduced a 20p charge to use the loo in Falmouth but it was so unpopular the charge was scrapped after a short time.
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Post by Quilter on Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:28 pm

Looking at it from Whitby council’s point of view I suspect this charge reflects what they need to cover their costs: cleaning, replacing units   damaged by vandals, maintainence and so on.

Local councils are so cash-strapped these days that visitors to Whitby are lucky to have public loos at all, even at 40p a go. Many councils are closing them altogether.

No wonder you don’t hear the expression “ spending a penny “ any more.
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:13 pm

Whitby one of the nicest places on the north east coast, cheap,it is not, it's unfortunate that councils are so cash strapped .
Come to Bridlington if you want cheap and cheerful , good beachs though.  
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Post by mattpc on Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:32 pm

Try Robin Hoods Bay. Wonderful!
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Post by MIKE L on Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:40 pm

If ever I get stuck in a long que it would be a godsend to be able to use my loo, nothing worse than being desperate and having to go on the side of the road. I would never let anyone else use it though.
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:46 pm

MIKE L wrote:If ever I get stuck in a long que it would be a godsend to be able to use my loo, nothing worse than being desperate and having to go on the side of the road. I would never let anyone else use it though.
Ditto Mike.   up!
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Post by bikeralw on Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:38 pm

All this at a time when council tax has gone up by much more than inflation.
I know ratepayers only pay a smallish proportion of the councils total spending, central government picking up the rest, but guess where central government gets it's money from..
Where exactly is all the money going? 
Oh, I know, I've just read there are now a record number of council officers who are paid more than the prime minister..
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