Revellers relieving themselves in the streets lead to a big hygiene problem
The government was accused of hygiene negligence yesterday after cuts to public conveniences made streets a health hazard.
Unison shared its outrage after it emerged that a £10 million budget cut to public toilets has left late night revellers no option but to relieve themselves on the street.
“Urgent action is needed to keep our streets safe and hygienic,” Unison general secretary Dave Prentis said.
This summer’s many sporting events have meant an increase in the public’s need for clean and easily accessible toilets.
However according to Unison, councils have spent 13 per cent less in maintaining public conveniences in the last years, with London being one of the most affected areas.
“It is only right that people should be able to go out and enjoy a great sporting event like the World Cup,” argued Mr Prentis, “but there is a clear risk to public health when there are so few public toilets available.”