l I WAS surprised to read (Oxford Mail, The Issue) the reference to the “public toilets in the city”.

I have always read what Mr Tanner says with a large pinch of salt but his comment “Oxford has excellent public toilets” is beyond belief.

I travel a lot during the summer months and visit other towns. Compared to some other towns, Oxford toilets are a disgrace.

Yes, maybe I have to pay 20p to use them but that is well worth it when you have clean and modern toilets. I wonder what impression tourists have when they visit Oxford toilets.

I suggest John Tanner gets out of that Town Hall, visits other town toilets and tries to understand what the word excellent means!

LEN LEWIS, Morton Avenue, Kidlington