YOU VOTE: Results of our online polls on toilets, rubbish collections, St David's Day and the horsemeat scandal.

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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5:26pm Tue 5 Mar 13

Dave Edwards says...

In order to see the strenghth of these results, we need to know how many took part.
In order to see the strenghth of these results, we need to know how many took part. Dave Edwards

9:31am Wed 6 Mar 13

Tttoommy says...

The people of Pembrokeshire may want certain actions taken BUT of course BPJ and the short sighted councillors want something else - this is what passes as Democracy in pembrokeshire.
may i just warn any councillor coming to my home seeking my vote - two words of which one may be OFF - no envelopes here or any funny hand shakes
The people of Pembrokeshire may want certain actions taken BUT of course BPJ and the short sighted councillors want something else - this is what passes as Democracy in pembrokeshire. may i just warn any councillor coming to my home seeking my vote - two words of which one may be OFF - no envelopes here or any funny hand shakes Tttoommy

11:23am Thu 7 Mar 13

Hyper-injunctions says...

Lol. News about an item in a newspaper. Can't wait till we hear 'mixed responses to results of online polls publication'.

Hardly anybody took part in these polls. Ain't nobody here but us cranks. An opinion in the Internet ain't worth the paper it isn't written on. This opinion included.
Lol. News about an item in a newspaper. Can't wait till we hear 'mixed responses to results of online polls publication'. Hardly anybody took part in these polls. Ain't nobody here but us cranks. An opinion in the Internet ain't worth the paper it isn't written on. This opinion included. Hyper-injunctions

11:25am Thu 7 Mar 13

Hyper-injunctions says...

I guess about 30 votes in total. I voted at least three times. Come on WT why the conspiracy of silence about these polls? Another cover up?
I guess about 30 votes in total. I voted at least three times. Come on WT why the conspiracy of silence about these polls? Another cover up? Hyper-injunctions

12:50pm Thu 7 Mar 13

Dave Edwards says...

Come on WT tellus how many voted so we can judge the results
Come on WT tellus how many voted so we can judge the results Dave Edwards

7:48pm Fri 8 Mar 13

Bushwacker2011 says...

As usual WT is trying to create a story where non exists!
As usual WT is trying to create a story where non exists! Bushwacker2011

8:17am Sun 10 Mar 13

AdmiralFoley says...

28 public loos are both cheaper and more useful than our chief exec - why not just get rid of Bryn Parry Jones instead? Its not as though he does anything.
28 public loos are both cheaper and more useful than our chief exec - why not just get rid of Bryn Parry Jones instead? Its not as though he does anything. AdmiralFoley

1:05pm Tue 12 Mar 13

Dave Edwards says...

Still no idea if the story is true. Numbers please!
Still no idea if the story is true. Numbers please! Dave Edwards

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