Future of Dovedale toilets – public meeting November 1

Residents, visitors and organisations are invited to have their say on the future of the public toilets in Dovedale at a public meeting.

The Peak District National Park Authority is holding the meeting at Thorpe Village Hall on Tuesday November 1, from 5pm to 6pm.

The Authority’s chief executive Jim Dixon, director of operations Richard Campen and head of property Keith Jennings will be there to hear people’s suggestions for alternative ways to maintain the public toilets.

The toilets at the iconic beauty spot are owned by the Authority and cost more than £17,000 a year to run and there are no income generators for the Peak Park to offset the cost. In the light of the budget cuts this seems a reasonable position to take.

However, Dovedale and the surrounding land belongs to the National Trust and the car park is privately owned and at £2.50 per car perhaps the responsibility should pass to someone with a big snout in the trough.


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