More public toilets face the axe in cutbacks

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More public toilets in Sheffield could be closed to save money - after The Star revealed all but nine have already gone.

Data shows that, since 2004, the majority of the city’s 29 toilets have been shut, knocked down or sold.

Sheffield Council says a decision will be made later this year about whether more will close as it has ‘not yet looked at’ future budgets.

Council cabinet member Isobel Bowler said: “We’ve had to make some difficult decisions to ensure that our budget balances, following the year-on-year cuts to the council’s funding from Government.

“As part of this budget process last year, public toilets outside parks were closed to help to achieve required cuts in expenditure.”