10 December 2014
chiefs, residents and shoppers were astonished this week to discover
that someone has wrecked the public toilets in Woodhead Street, behind
the Co-op. Early morning shoppers needing the loo were perplexed
to find the outside wall of the building facing the car park has been
substantially demolished, having been hit with some considerable force.
shoppers voiced their concern, initially pointing the finger of
suspicion at Wirral Borough Council who have been considering closing
public toilets across the borough as part of its budget saving exercise.
However, Councillor Steve Niblock insisted that no Council bulldozers
were to blame as the decision to close the toilets has not yet been
Niblock said: "This certainly is nothing to do with the Council. Someone
has deliberately driven a vehicle - and obviously NOT a small car - into
the side of the building with the intention of damaging it. Maybe
they thought there was something inside worth stealing, though what that
could possibly have been - inside a public convenience - is beyond
would the damage perhaps make it easier for the Council to say the
facility should close because repairing it would be too costly,
Councillor Niblock replied: "No. The building is insured for such
things happening to it, so it will be repaired by the Council".
meantime, Wirral Borough Council has secured the building with temporary
information about who caused the damage is asked to contact Merseyside
on closures of the public toilets, and loss of school crossing patrols,
will be decided at a full Council meeting next week.