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NEW FERRY'S PUBLIC TOILETS WRECKED


10 December 2014 

Council 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.

Some 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 made. 

Councillor 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 anyone's guess!"

When asked 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".

In the meantime, Wirral Borough Council has secured the building with temporary hoardings.

Anyone with information about who caused the damage is asked to contact Merseyside Police.

The decision on closures of the public toilets, and loss of school crossing patrols, will be decided at a full Council meeting next week.

 

 
 
 


     
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