Free Public Toilet Provision More Important Than Free WiFi

Written by Karen Bryan

free wifiWhen I read that Edinburgh city centre will offer free WiFi from this Summer, it made me wonder about priorities.

Many local authorities, including Edinburgh City Council, have increased charges and/or closed down public toilets in order to reduce spending.

Personally, I’d rather have plenty of clean free public toilets in a city centre than free WiFi.

In my opinion, it should be a statutory duty for local authorities to provide free public toilets. After all, it’s an essential service for both local residents and visitors.

I can usually get online either through my Three mobile broadband on my phone, or use the WiFi in my hotel. Whereas, if I am out and about and need to pee, then access to a toilet is more important to me than free WiFi.