Spending a penny at loos

I have recently learned, to my stupefaction, that public toilets are liable for business rates.

Can anyone explain, satisfactorily, how you make a business (ie profit) out of providing a public toilet?

It’s not surprising that parish councils, faced with the prospect of paying these rates, plus the salary of an attendant to open/close and clean them, are fighting shy of taking up this financial burden?

What next? Stand behind a tree in Melford?

What century do we live in?

Yours in despair at the lunacy of some legislation.

Sue Kistruck

The Limes

Long Melford