Breaking News

Closing Public Toilets May Not Have Been a Good Idea
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Jackie Burns

Summary: After the closure of the public toilets, the council chief responsible was caught urinating in the street.

South Lanarkshire Council deputy leader Jackie Burns decided that closing the public toilets was a good idea. The Larkhall ward was experiencing budget cuts from the Scottish Government, so the removal of all public conveniences was the solution.

  
What
Where


Fast forward several months since the closing of the toilets, and the result is the council chief caught urinating in the street because there was nowhere else to relieve himself, outside a Hamilton Place nightclub. Burns has since apologized and paid his £40 fine given by the police that spotted him. He said “I was in a taxi rank at the Bottom Cross in Hamilton and needed the toilet. I went down a lane to relieve myself and was approached by police … I am embarrassed by the incident and have apologized.”

Burns represents Larkhall and is involved with several committees for social work, education, and planning resources. An MSP for Central Scotland, John Wilson, stated, “I am disappointed by his behavior. He should consider his position as deputy leader.”

The community council fought with the South Lanarkshire Council over the closure of the toilets, even getting a reprieve for three months until the toilets were finally closed in June. The community council led a petition to gather over 3,000 signatures and conducted a poll that found over 70 percent of local businesses wanted the toilets kept open.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Perhaps Burns regrets not leaving the toilets open now.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11989201/South-Lanarkshire-Council-deputy-leader-Jackie-Burns-fined-for-urinating-in-street.html



Photo: scotsman.com



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Creditor’s Rights Associate Attorney

USA-IL-Chicago

Chicago office of our client seeks creditor’s rights associate attorney preferably with 2-4 ye...

Apply Now

Creditor’s Rights Associate Attorney

USA-GA-Atlanta

Atlanta office of our client seeks associate attorney with ideally 3-5 years of experience in credit...

Apply Now

Civil Litigation Attorney

USA-KY-Lexington

Lexington office of our client seeks civil litigation attorney with 5+ years of experience having an...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Civil Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Costa Mesa

CIVIL LITIGATION ATTORNEY Costa Mesa litigation firm seeks 7 to 12 year attorney with a minimum&#...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-IL-Naperville

Who we are: We are a small, rapidly growing west suburban law office featuring a team of five att...

Apply now

Contract Lawyer

USA-FL-Miami

Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. is looking for a Contract Lawyer to be part of our ...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-FL-Miami

Innovative law firm with offices in Miami and Hollywood, Florida that serves the legal needs of lead...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top