Wisbech washing machines are a wash out

Washing machines are being taken away from Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech

Washing machines are being taken away from Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

The outdoor launderette is being taken away from the Horsefair Shopping Centre Wisbech today little more than a year since the service was launched.

Wisbech Horsefair Launderette. Picture: Steve Williams.

Wisbech Horsefair Launderette. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The machines are owned by national firm Photo Me, which provides a range of booths and vending machines.

A spokesman for Horsefair said: “They are being removed as they were not being used enough.”

The machines were available 24/7 but despite offering two different wash loads of eight kg and 18kg, as well as an 18kg dryer, the machines did not get used widely enough to make them worthwhile.

When they were launched last year a shopper at the time said: “Love the concept but why would you want to pull out your dirty laundry in the middle of town?”

Washing machines are being taken away from Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech

Washing machines are being taken away from Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

The first outdoor launderette was in Nottingham in 2014.