COUNCILLORS are kicking up a stink about the lack of public toilets in Winsford town centre.
The loos next to the market have never reopened after being “temporarily” shut because of rain damage in late January, and Winsford Town Council is demanding action.
More than 800 signatures were collected in a matter of hours last week, imploring Vale Royal Borough Council to put an end to the “farce”, with one person branding the situation “an insult to human dignity”.
A petition was handed to Vale Royal mayor Malcolm Gaskill at a full council meeting at Wyvern House on Thursday night, asking for “up to £100,000” to be spend on new toilet facilities.
Town mayor Des Worthington was first to sign the petition. He said: “It’s quite incredible a town the size of Winsford has no public conveniences at present – it’s a poor show. The town council is doing all it can to get new toilets provided.”
There are currently no public conveniences anywhere in Winsford, which has around 32,000 residents. Town centre shoppers and market traders are forced to use the toilets at the Civic Hall or The Queens Arms pub on Dene Drive.
A Vale Royal spokesman said: “A report will be going to the council’s executive group on October 9, where the matter will be resolved.”