Stop Scottish Borders Council 'toilet tax' on free public conveniences in Jedburgh
Free use of the public toilets in the historic Scottish Border town of Jedburgh is under threat by Scottish Borders Council. Their proposed 'toilet tax' of 30p will have a negative impact on local trade and visitors will simply use other toilets available in tourism hot spots on the outskirts of town which will further reduce footfall and damage tourism in Jedburgh. Please sign this petition as there is no reason to impose this 30p fee especially since the Scottish Government recently announced an extra £2.88m which it had originally planned to cut from SBC’s revenue spending in 2017/18. The imposition of a 30p fee to use the toilets is a short-sighted move in an area which wants to welcome tourism, not thwart it. The town's free car park attracts many visitors already - it is madness to turn away trade because of a Scrooge-style tax on the toilets.