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Scores Sign Petition Against Toilet Closure

Thursday April 17 2014


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OVER 200 people have signed a petition to stop the removal of the public toilets on Wombwell High Street.

The toilets were closed by the council on April 1 and could be demolished. Kevin Hardman, 51, of Middlecliff Lane, Middlecliff, spent the day gathering support to save them.

He said: "A lot of people have said if the toilets were maintained properly and clean that they would not mind paying 20p to use them.

"I think all the signatures should shame the council about the decision to close them because it's so unpopular."

Coun Dick Wraith admitted that it's sad the toilets have closed, but said there is little hope that they can be saved.

He said: "The final decision has been made about the toilets. There has been a lot of vandalism and we have been chucking money away fixing the problems there."

Dick said he is in favour of retaining the building as a sort of kiosk.

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Reply Posted by toni on Thursday April 17 2014 at 12:23
If they was maintained and charge 20p there won't b drawings all over and disgusting and there won't have closed them

Reply Posted by hmmm on Thursday April 17 2014 at 12:26
some kind of kiosk? that's how the councillor will think from a dirty disgusting smelly old toilet? spend money on it and lets have a ice cream kiosk?

Reply Posted by minnie me on Thursday April 17 2014 at 15:23
Were u supposed to go now
the pub won't let u use there's regularly

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Thursday April 17 2014 at 16:58
minnie me there is a sign up saying to use toilets in the Library

Reply Posted by minnie me on Thursday April 17 2014 at 17:56
Yeah but they not open all the time or wkends bank holidays

Reply Posted by murk on Friday April 18 2014 at 11:38
minnie me, do your bit for the economy and buy a half of coca cola or a bag of crisps in the pub. They'll let you use their loos then.
Or use the library, the opening hours are pretty good for Wombwell
Monday 9.30 - 19.00
Tuesday 9.30 - 17.00
Wednesday closed all day
Thursday 9.30 - 19.00
Friday 9.30 - 17.00
Saturday 9.30 - 12.30
So unless you're doing your shopping on Wombwell High St at 20:30 on a Thursday night - I'm sure you'll manage.

Reply Posted by Garth Heyworth on Friday April 18 2014 at 15:35
Te toilets are a disgrace. The money used to build them should have been used to upgrade the old toilets alongside the Library then a ramp to the Town Hall plus a lift (like those in Meadowhall) would have made the Town Hall suitable for the disabled. But our Council love wasting money - how long have the "new toilet ben on Wombwell? Possibly as long as Highfields Grange which has also been demolished!!

Reply Posted by true red on Friday April 18 2014 at 19:26
Scores sign petition I wonder if thats Pete Scores he always did have a tricky bladder after a couple of pints