Support LOLA: “Leave Our Loos Alone!”
LABOUR in Brighton & Hove have pledged to save the city’s public toilets and are calling on residents to back LOLA – the “Leave Our Loos Alone” campaign.
In their Budget proposals the Green council are planning to slash £163,000 from the budget which keeps loos open on the seafront and in local parks like St Anne’s Wells Gardens, Queen’s Park, Hove Park and Saunders Park.
Labour & Co-operative Leader Councillor Gill Mitchell said:
“Toilets are a basic public service and are essential for parents of young children, older people, and people with medical conditions such as diabetes. I’m pledging today that the Labour and Co-operative Group will vote to stop any toilets in Brighton and Hove closing when the Greens bring their Budget of cuts to Council.
The campaign in the city will be launched by Hilary Benn MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he visits Hove on Monday morning to support the Labour campaign in the Westbourne by-election.
Labour & Co-operative candidate for Westbourne Nigel Jenner said: decent loos are vital for mums in our local parks, shops and businesses on Portland Road and tourists on Hove seafront. I’m glad Labour councillors are opposing the Greens’ toilet closures and I will too if I’m elected on December 22nd.
Brighton and Hove residents can support the LOLA campaign and sign the petition against toilet closures by going to www.facebook.com/LeaveOurLoosAlone and signing our petition http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/lola-leave-our-loos-alone.html.