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Council public toilets with ultra thin toilet paper

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There are some things in life which need to be of a certain standard and quality in order to be useful, and the tissue with which you wipe your bottom is almost certainly one of them.

My pet disappointment is that somewhere there are factories manufacturing totally inferior loo paper solely for use in publicly available toilets maintained by national or local government.  There is scarcely better quality loo roll provided for the staff of such establishments.

Council Toilet Tissue - a disgustingly high poke through factor!

Doubtless this attempt at economy is doubly successful, as many of the staff in these places actually carry their own private supply of toilet paper, keeping it in their desk and carrying small quantities with them when using the facilities.

A roll of toilet paper on a holder An example is a local council provided facility in a public building which has sheets which are 95 mm x 110 mm and with a disgustingly high poke through factor.  I need to make a wad of at least six sheets to ensure that I do not have a "yeuch" moment.  Even then there is danger at the edges of the sheets.

Here at home we have a good firm toilet paper from a supermarket which is not expensive and provides 110 mm x 130 mm in each sheet.

This means that the council's product has only 73% the area and at least 50% less thickness.  Assuming that paper products costs are proportional to weight they are paying only 36% of what I am paying per sheet, but as I use six times as many sheets my wiping costs them about three times what I pay at home per visit to the bathroom.

Apart from the poor economics, this policy brings the council's reputation at its libraries and museums suffers greatly, as remarks left by visitors on tourist review sites show.

By: Charmbrights


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Fred E

Fred E

It's simply beastly that the councils are closing so many public loos - It is where I do all my 'rough-trade' if you know what I mean.
Fred E
30th Jul 14 11:27

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rob

rob

It's so you can get in contact with your inner self!!
rob
19th Aug 13 21:23

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Pick It

Pick It

The people who run Councils are asses, so what do you expect? Use your fingers as half the world do, or carry your own paper.
Pick It
12th Jul 13 08:00

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be fair

be fair

Cornish Roy, do you not think your comment regarding your
Your reluctance to use the same toilet facilities as a person
Who works in a supermarket is a tad snobbish
be fair
5th Jul 13 00:17

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Kipling

Kipling

Ah the legendary John Wayne brand of bog roll. Rough, tough and takes no shite.
Kipling
30th Jun 13 22:22

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Mr Ploppy

Mr Ploppy

If these filthy people insist on defecating at work, then they deserve everything they get. Period.
Mr Ploppy
23rd Jun 13 18:18

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Poo at home

Poo at home

Poo at home. I'm glad my council tax is not being wasted on quality loo paper. Staff at my council will never use them in their offices as they're always out on strike.
Poo at home
23rd Jun 13 18:15

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Friday Lunchtime

Friday Lunchtime

"I suspect the store's own staff use them - at any rate they certainly smell appalingly."

The staff or the toilets? If it's the toilets that smell appalling, why should the staff make them smell any worse than the great unwashed public?
Friday Lunchtime
22nd Jun 13 16:26

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Cornish Roy

Cornish Roy

Supermarket rest restrooms tend to be better tended than council ones. However, I am reluctant to go in them as I suspect the store's own staff use them - at any rate they certainly smell appalingly.
Cornish Roy
22nd Jun 13 16:21

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Ben`s Nonna

Ben`s Nonna

Council Public Toilets?? We don`t have any where I live. If we need the loo while we are out we have to use supermarket loos. I think the reason any toilet paper provided is so thin is so that we don`t all take a great big pile of it home.
Ben`s Nonna
22nd Jun 13 16:01

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ahforfoulkessake

ahforfoulkessake

I agree that the paper quality isn't always what most expect but the fact that there's enough before you run out is a bigger worry.
Around my local area that seems to be more of a concern. But who knows why? Perhaps their junkets to twin towns in Europe would be put in jeopardy if they gave their residents who pay their counil tax to prop them up decent services.
Recycling facilities or lack thereof in my street is a concern to me what with some councils threatening fines for incorrectly recycled rubbish and yet in my street with the blocks of flats they won't give us anything other than green rubbish bins.
A few streets away with the same type of flats they have glass, paper/plastic and even clinical waste bins of differing colours as well as your stndard rubbish bins for food waste. Most of us don't drive or own cars to go to the dump with our various types of recycling.
ahforfoulkessake
22nd Jun 13 12:32

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Craig D

Craig D

Can you still buy that horrid Izal? I remember that from boarding school - no good at wiping one's bum bum, but good at making hammocks.
Craig D
22nd Jun 13 11:50

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Lord B

Lord B

What about the horrible single sheets which are single ply. You can never find the end to grab. It takes 5 minutes to get ten sheets together for the initial wipe, then if you need further wipes you can be in the bog for an eternity.
Lord B
22nd Jun 13 11:18

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Craig D

Craig D

Must we dwell on this subject of toilet paper integrity, I'm trying to eat a bowl of coca pops here.
Craig D
22nd Jun 13 09:27

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Mrs Smith

Mrs Smith

Hear hear! Nothing worse than a poo finger.
Mrs Smith
22nd Jun 13 08:53

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