The toilets along the Coney Island boardwalk in New York may be a less pleasant place for ladies to spend a penny from now on, as paper in the women’s public loos is being rationed.
Visiting females will have to wait in line to be given an allotted amount of tissue from an attendant if they want to use the conveniences, as the city’s Parks Department was seen emptying the toilet roll holders and dispensers in the restrooms last week.
It has been claimed this new scheme is part of New York’s drive to cut public spending.
Speaking to the New York Post, 25-year-old Regina Ballone recalled her visit to the Coney Island public toilets and said: “I walked toward a stall and a bathroom attendant stopped me by shouting, ‘There’s no toilet paper here’ … She whipped out a big roll for me to grab some.”
Glastonbury ticket holders had better luck in the toilet roll department, it seems, as 100,000 free recycled rolls were given to attendees in a bid to up the event’s green credentials.