The Conservative Group on Richmond Council’s demand for an Emergency meeting of the Council to deal with the growing problem of a lack of public toilets in two key parts of the borough has been refused until late September meaning residents face to prospect of weeks more public health problems around both Greens.
Councillor Geoffrey Samuel says: “Today the LibDems have refused to even discuss our demand for toilet facilities for Richmond and Twickenham Greens in a timely fashion and tried to push the subject into the long grass. By resorting to a procedural device they have postponed any consideration of our demand until after the summer has passed. What cowards! “.
As long ago as the end of June the Council Leader himself was complaining of urination and defecation in the open air whilst his Environment Boss refused to put up toilets because he said they were costly and had to be cleaned!
Adds Councillor Samuel: “And that takes no account of what local residents have had to put up with. Since then it has just got worse. Private gardens and even garages have been used as toilets – and decent citizens who remonstrated have been threatened and intimidated. The Conservative Group on the council says enough is enough! Bring in the portaloos NOW.
“It seems we are seeing the real colours of these LibDems. Public health counts for nothing – and they want to prevent any meaningful debate until the hour has passed”.