Friday, 28 October 2016

Ceredigion County Council Charging Twice For Bodily Functions



Ceredigion Council have shut down a number of public toilets in Aberystwyth and Ceredigion over the years. Now it has been discovered that the Council will charge money for another one in Aberystwyth (see here), and a lot of residents are rightly angry about it.

It's been asked before, and the Council hasn't answered, but this is the key question: what is someone meant to do if they need the toilet and don't have any money with them?

People don't pay council tax in exchange for one or two distant "award-winning toilets". People just want reasonable public toilets that they don't have to pay for twice. Public toilets are a core service that councils are meant to provide, not some cash cow to be milked in a pay-to-pee fiasco.

It's worth noting that the toilets on the Aberystwyth train station platform are closed much of the time, directing people to the public ones instead. What a rubbish "transport hub" that turned out to be, after Ceredigion Council wasted money on it.

We really need a law forcing rubbish Councils to provide enough public toilets. Something like this. Unfortunately that public health Wales bill was not passed, it fell at the last reading, though it is expected to be reintroduced as a bill in November - so still could become law. Contact your AM about it if you live in Wales and care about public toilet provision.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Change Your Energy Supplier To A More Ethical One - Easy!


The government just allowed more fracking to go ahead but there's something really quick and easy we can do to stop it!

Change your energy supplier.

British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON UK, npower, ScottishPower and SSE all support fracking. But there many other energy companies who get their energy from wind, solar, tidal, "green gas", and other renewable energy sources.

If you switch, your energy bill may even be cheaper, sicne the Big 6 energy suppliers have already been prosecuted for price-fixing.

98% of UK Households buy their energy from these companies, and yet most people are against fracking.

It's easy. Just switch via http://unfrack.me from a pro-fracking energy company to a more ethical one.