Davies I think you owe Miriam an apology.How dare you insinuate everybody to be like the minority who do litter because whenever I took my kids to watch the marathon myself and my kids would not litter...Miriam the marathon is April 26 so the Greg may not be open in time...hope you and your children have a good day....
Thank you James and Real-Crimes. My kids and I love watching the marathon, it is a fun few hours out. I abhor litter bugs and my kids are brought up with the same respect and values I have so my kids will not be contributing to the general miasma as Davies so churlishly suggests. And, as I assume Davies is insinuating, I do not intend letting my kids use the street as a toilet, if I had why would I have even asked the question (which was meant in light hearted jest) in the first place.
I also have to point out that it always seemed to me that the Gregorian did quite nicely out of marathon day and actively encouraged people in to use the toilets given that for the last few years they've had big signs outside directing to the toilets. I am sure most people, my family included, purchase plenty of refreshments from the Gregorian, as a result of their welcoming atmosphere.
It's also worth noting the fantastic clean-up job that is carried out at the end of the marathon, we always go to watch the tail end of the marathon because the kids love seeing all the costumes and cheering on those who deserve that little extra encouragement, so we're usually there when the army of street sweepers come through and I'm always amazed at how efficient the clean up process is.
Anyway, I am pleased to see that the Gregorian is re-opening (even if it's not in time for the marathon) and I hope the refurbishment is sympathetic and it keeps it's traditional boozer feel.
It is not local busnisess job to provide toilets for people who are self confessed non customers.
It is the job of the Council to provide public toilets which they manifestly are not doing having sold them off as wine bars.
the fact that many people, many of them quite likely elderly, have lost their social hub is of not interest to Miriam who only cares as to where her children are to pee when she makes them stand in the road for hours.
I just found her attitude annoying.
There are other people in the world more affected than her and her toddlers.
Not to mention the staff of the Gregorian.