The Great British Seaside Sell-Off part 2

27 Aug

The article in The Guardian G2 of Monday 26 August 2013, a paragraph of which is dealt with below, ends with the following paragraph:

Other coastal towns have enthusiastically pushed ahead with reducing the municipal role.  In 2011, the Conservative-controlled Isle of Wight council voted to close the island’s six tourist offices and 27 public toilets, reduce spending on parks and gardens and axe the beach lifeguard and the Wightbus service.  The council said that tourist information offices were no longer needed, but this summer an “information point” for visitors opened in a private shop.

(The Tories lost control of the Isle of Wight this year, by the way…)

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