SPENDING cuts will hit spending a penny.
That’s because Kirklees Council has earmarked all ‘unattended’ public toilets for closure as part of cuts to the council’s next annual budget. It hopes to save £75,000.
Huddersfield currently has seven such public loos: at Woodhead Road, Holme; Holmfirth Bus Station; Moorbottom, Honley; Westbourne Road, Marsh; Holmfirth Road, New Mill; and Carr Lane, Slaithwaite.
Councillors will decide whether to pass the budget for 2012/13 at its full council meeting on February 22.
The latest cuts could leave townsfolk without a place to spend a penny as many public conveniences have already been closed down and sold off in the last few years.
The underground toilets in Huddersfield’s Market Place shut several years ago, along with the public loos in many villages, including Longwood, Golcar, Linthwaite, Almondbury, Newsome and Paddock.
A public convenience in Newsome Road, Newsome, was bought by photographer Andy Sutcliffe and converted into an office and studio.
In October the conveniences opposite Titanic Mills at Manchester Road, Linthwaite, were put up for sale.
Estate agents Mark Brearley invited offers of around £15,000 for the 22-square metre property.