One of the first acts of the new Unity Alliance council will be to reverse the hugely unpopular closure of many public toilets in Poole by the previous Conservative administration. This move is part of the council's main aim of balancing services across the three towns to a more equal state following the closure of half of Poole’s public conveniences.
The Liberal Democrat leader of the new council Vikki Slade (right) said: “We will be able to get on with the process of achieving consistent services across the three towns starting with public toilets. Residents and visitors to Poole are seriously short-changed by a lack of toilets compared to Bournemouth, Christchurch and other local towns. We have already identified two sites that we intend to reopen on Poole Quay and at Lake Pier and six other sites will undergo urgent refurbishment with a capital investment of £493,000.”
These reopenings represent a tremendous positive step in rebuilding the services and communities that have been stretched to breaking point by the policies of the Conservatives both nationally and locally.