Wisbech Church Terrace toilet block re-opens following repairs
PUBLISHED: 11:55 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 20 April 2018
A toilet block in Wisbech has re-opened after being closed for nearly two weeks after being targeted by vandals.
Police officers were spotted at the toilets on Sunday April 8 after it was reported that thieves caused damage trying to remove money containers.
The toilets were later taped off and have been closed for repairs.
However Fenland Council tweeted today that “all Fenland Council toilets at Church Terrace, Wisbech are now back in operation following repairs this morning.”
In 2011 Fenland District Council committed to spending £500,000 to modernise four public loos, converting them to ‘pay and go’, including the Church Terrace block.
However other toilets are not the responsibility of the council and remain closed or in poor condition.
Councillor Virginia Bucknor has called the Wisbech Park and Exchange Square block “ghastly”.
The Horsefair toilets are also closed.
Kevin Smith, Horsefair centre manager, said they had been forced to close the toilets due to “unacceptable antisocial behaviour”.
He explained: “Unfortunately, due to ongoing and unacceptable antisocial behaviour and misuse of the facilities, we have been forced to close the toilets at the Horsefair Shopping Centre.
“Our priority is, as always, the welfare and protection of our shoppers and, until we can guarantee their safety, the toilets will remain closed.”
He added: “The centre management completely appreciate the frustrations of shoppers and apologise for any inconvenience but this step is a vital measure in ensuring the safety of shoppers.”