New team to tackle lack of toilets

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 September 2013

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WESTON business owners have set up a crack toilet team to tackle the issue of a lack of loos after reports from some stores that visitors have been defecating and urinating in their doorways.

The town’s chamber of trade has set up a group dedicated to coming up with ways to tackle the lack of public toilets in the town centre.

It comes after businesses reported people squatting in their doorways to relieve themselves over the summer.

Others have had people using their premises purely for the bathrooms, using up toiletries and costing businesses money without buying anything.

Weston Chamber Of Trade president Gail Parsons said the ‘toilet team’ will find out the total cost of running a toilet and then try to find ways to provide new conveniences in the town centre.

She said: “We are talking about trying to get toilets funded by different organisations.

“There is no point going to the councils as we know there’s no money so we have got to come up with some ideas that will tackle the issue in some way.

“People are using businesses’ consumables and leaving the place in a mess and not buying anything, and it is costing them money.

“One of our members has reported that this summer people have actually been weeing and pooing in their doorways.

“The toilets that were closed were used and they were needed.”

Ms Parsons said the group will look into ways of re-opening closed toilets or opening new ones in order to relieve the problems.

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