Harleston public toilets vandalised
A town’s recently refurbished public toilets have been vandalised.
The Harleston toilets in Bullock Fair Close officially opened in May after a £58,000 revamp.
A few weeks ago, vandals stuffed toilet paper down the toilets and smashed a toilet roll holder, with town clerk Lynda Ling calling the behaviour “unacceptable”.
She said: “It’s just a shame. You do things to keep them free, take on the extra expense for the residents and the visitors, and then this happens.”
“You just can’t understand why people do stuff like that.
“It’s not acceptable and it’s not a good use of taxpayers’ money.”
Harleston’s toilets have been making the news ever since the installation of the ‘state-of-the-art’ toilets in 2015.
The self-cleaning toilets were plagued by vandalism and complaints by local residents, until the town council decided to refurbish the old toilet block.
“Back then, the vandalism was more out of dislike for the facilities, I believe,” added Mrs Ling.
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