Saturday, January 03, 2009
I observed a couple of pensioners near Wilkinson's store the other Sunday, just as Wilkinson's was closing. She needed the pubic toilets on Cary Lane and he took her, in a wheelchair, to use the facility paid for by Brigg Town Council.
You might well wonder why Brigg council funds something owned and run by North Lincolnshire Council. But it's been like that for some years.
Presumably for reasons of expense - opening and locking the toilets - the North Lincs authority won't make them available on Sundays and bank holidays.
But Brigg Town Council thinks it's something our town ought to offer its visitors, and so stumps up an annual fee.
I can't remember the exact amount and aren't in the office to be able to look it up, but I think it's about £600.
Which adds a whole new dimension to the phrase Spending a Penny!