NOV 00] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Toilet Protestors Get Their Petition Out Again
campaigning against the plans for public toilets in Coventry’s
central library building are to re-launch their petition.
the news first broke that the library’s information centre was
to be moved to make way for the long-awaited public loos, Bernard
Moore and Ian Harris collected 2,000 signatures in less than a
were then told to stay out of the library lobby with their
petition, but were invited to speak to the council’s cabinet
about the matter.
anger grew among library staff, and members of the public
continued to express their frustration at plans to use the
information centre upstairs, Mr Moore and Mr Harris went back on
time they collected another 1,000 signatures as they tried to
persuade councillors to listen to their concerns.
following a “huge show of support” from the public during a
protest outside the library by staff yesterday, they have decided
to get the petition going once more.
are doing this because people have asked us to. As they have
heard about the plans they have asked if they could sign the
Harris added that the petition was one of the biggest in the city
for years. He said:
many more signatures do the council need before they will listen
main issued raised by the protestors are: the lack of consultation
over the principle of the toilets going in the library, the moving
of the information centre and the suitability of toilets for the
[02 NOV 00] COMMENT COUNCIL
SHOULD COME CLEAN OVER TOILETS