End for inconvenient toilets?

PUBLISHED: 06:22 18 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:18 24 May 2010

A PROMINENT toilet block could be torn down to stop antisocial behaviour and help relieve daily traffic congestion. Managers at the Kings of Wessex Community School in Cheddar have proposed knocking down the toilets near its entrance to try to make the st

A PROMINENT toilet block could be torn down to stop antisocial behaviour and help relieve daily traffic congestion.Managers at the Kings of Wessex Community School in Cheddar have proposed knocking down the toilets near its entrance to try to make the street safer for pupils and to discourage yobs from gathering there to drink alcohol and sell drugs.It is hoped a new access road could be built into the school in place of the toilets, in Station Road, to help relieve the traffic congestion at the beginning and end of the school day.Cheddar's Sedgemoor district councillor, Jeff Savage, said: "The school and others in the village would like to see the closure of the Station Road toilets, which have become the focus of antisocial behaviour and drug dealing as well as being the site of serious road safety issues."The school has said it would be in favour of their removal."Police in the village have been fighting alcohol-related problems outside the toilet block as well as incidents of drug dealing for months.Kings of Wessex pupils spoke about the traffic problems outside the school at the village's annual assembly last month.They said problems with turning buses and irresponsibly parked cars make it difficult to cross the road safely.As part of a review of toilets across Sedgemoor, a district council committee has recommended closing toilets in the gorge but keeping the Station Road block open. A decision on which toilets to close will be made at a meeting of the authority's executive on June 14.

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