The loss of the Assembly Rooms public toilets will have a detrimental effect on our local economy, especially with Christmas festivities planned – including the markets.
I wish to make an appeal to the new owners of the Assembly Rooms and toilet block to liaise with the council and keep them open at least until after the Christmas Markets and St Botolph’s Christmas Fair.
The toilets also provide footfall for the businesses of Church Street, whose livelihood will suffer as a consequence of the toilet closure. If the facilities could be kept open for these festive events, it would go some way towards a successful Christmas for businesses and shoppers alike.
Having just five days’ notice of the toilet closure does not give people enough warning.
When coaches arrive for the market, the passengers will have to queue for the three toilets in the bus station or walk through town to the other much smaller amenities.
If the people buying the Assembly Rooms have any consideration for the good people of Boston they will keep the toilets open and help us celebrate what could be a very successful and happy Christmas.
Coun Carol Taylor