Our second Have Your Say section on the Rottingdean Village website we will be looking at the proposal of non-gender specific toilets on Rottingdean seafront. We have an opinion on this topic by a local Tudor Close resident:
P,C, W.Cs. I learned with horror that as a Parish Council taxpayer I will be supporting the financing of non gender specific public conveniences in Rottingdean at a shared cost of £140,000 with Brighton Council. I accept that the undercliff toilets needed renovation but this scheme is absolutely ridiculous and if those of the population are not certain from one day to the next what sex they are, then they can use either the traditional ‘ladies’ or ‘gents’ as the fancy takes them. Once again this is political correctness gone mad. The minority is more important than the majority and the Council – and Parish Council – seems to ignore how broad minded and tolerant the populace at large is which obviates inflicting doctrinaire political correctness on it. As a payer of Parish Council tax, I received no prior advice regarding this proposed redevelopment asking my opinion of the scheme and had II done so would have been very much against such folly. I was one of the relatively few who took the trouble to vote in the Parish Council elections and if this is the way things are going in the future very much regret those who have been elected to represent Rottingdean
This topic has caused quite a stir in the press as well as in our village:
What do you think? Is this an issue or is the most important point that we are getting the toilets that we so desperately need? Have your say below in the comments.