So six portable chemical toilets have been placed along the new South Shields Promenade.
Tory Councillor Geoff Milburn said “they look a mess and are spoiling our coastline”, while those at the Labour dominated STC say they are there to cater for all the extra tourists the town has attracted this summer.
Pity then that these councillors felt the need to knock down the old Pier Head toilet block, which had all the facilities needed for a seaside town, including a baby changing area.
Also missing this summer is the double decker bus that ran from the towns market to the New Crown and back for the benefit of holiday makers, which was heralded in just the other year to a great fanfare of trumpets.
Vote Labour? Not if I live to be a 100.