YOU VOTE: Results of our online polls on toilets, rubbish collections, St David's Day and the horsemeat scandal.
4:20pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
AN ONLINE poll of readers of this website has revealed significant opposition to closing public toilets in the county.
Readers had the chance to take part in three polls over the weekend asking for their vote on toilets, fortnightly bin collections and whether St David's Day should be a bank holiday.
To the question 'Should public toilets be closed to save cash?' 86% of those who took part said no. There was support for the money saving plan of 13% and 1% did not know.
Pembrokeshire County Council has proposed axing 28 toilet blocks in the county in a bid to save money. There are currently 93 public toilets across the county, costing around £1.5million a year. Closing 28 could save £135,000.
Toilets under review include Croesgoch, Dinas Cross, Letterston, Fishguard Square, St Davids, Trefin, Llangwm Black Tar, Newgale and St Ishmaels.
A separate poll showed that 58% believed that reducing bin collections to fortnightly “stinks” and is a bad idea, but a third of those taking part, 33%, agreed it makes sense.
Around 6% of people didn’t mind either way and 3% were undecided.
A vote on whether St David's Day should be a bank holiday revealed support of 77%, with 20% of people saying it should not be a bank holiday, and two per cent had no opinion.
There were mixed responses to a recent poll about the horsemeat scandal. When asked whether the scandal had changed how they shopped, one third, 33% said it had made absolutely no difference.
16% said they were more cautious, 17% had stopped buying processed meat products, nearly a quarter (24%) said they were going to the butchers or direct rather than buying from supermakets. 10% said they had been put off/stopped buying beef.
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