EVERYONE accepts the purse strings need to be tightened.
And all would agree that the council should not be spending money on little-used resources.
But some people will rightly be upset about plans to close public toilets in town and village centres.
Kirklees Cabinet members will next week be asked to vote on plans to close 11 unattended public toilets.
All 11 facilities rely on someone having to open, close and clean the toilets and as the council has already withdrawn the money to run them it seems unlikely they will be kept on.
The only way to keep them open would be for the community to take over and run them – if the desire is there – and it seems a lot to ask for someone to assume such a big responsibility.
The councillors must consider all views when making the decision, including those who may be deterred from shopping locally if vital toilet facilities are no longer available.
They must also consider that as they withdraw funding for more and more services the louder the questions will be on what return people are getting for their council tax.