Community Rally Round Loo

By Jane Cruickshank / August 15, 2019
The two businesses take pride in the building which is freshly painted complete with pink door

WITH tradesmen doing work for free and a crowdfunding effort pulling in the cash, visitors and locals alike are showing their support for our beach toilets.

Back in 2016, Aunt Betty’s and the Bay Fish and Chips came to the rescue of the facility when the council announced their closure. Since then, the two businesses have shelled out over £15,000 each year to keep the block clean and maintained.

The recent vandalism at the seafront conveniences meant a closure notice on the pink front door and brought howls of dismay and anger. But every cloud has a silver lining, and the chaos and destruction seems to have flushed out the gratitude folks feel for the loos.

One local tradesman, Dod Masson installed new toilet roll dispensers free of charge. The dispensers were donated by Chris at Travelstock, Packaging Aberdeen.

And a crowd funding effort to raise £5,000 towards CCTV, launched only days ago, has already raised £1235, with some 55 donations from both locals and visitors.

Comments include, ”Donation made to hopefully get the toilets back up and running and safe for all. From the motorhoming community, to show our support and appreciation for local communities that provide good facilities for locals and tourists alike.”

And, ”This is what community is all about. Thank you.”

If you would like to support the businesses’ efforts to install CCTV at the beach toilets, make your donation by visiting Crowdfunder