It is a disgrace that Kirklees Council should have been forced to consider closing Mirfield’s last remaining public toilets and all the other unstaffed public toilets in its area. The reason it has had to do this and reduce other services is because of the severity and unfairness of the government’s grant cuts.
Major local authorities like Kirklees should have much greater freedom to decide about the services that its people want and need. Central government interference in local democracy has gone too far and the strain is now showing as never before. It is past time for change.