Harleston’s self-cleaning toilets vandalised again
The new state-of-the-art self-cleaning toilets in Harleston have been vandalised for a third time since opening last month.
The toilets, at Bullock Fair, that will cost between £80,000 and £100,000, subject to final payment, were believed to have been vandalised at the weekend.
A spokesperson for Norfolk Police said: “Norfolk Constabulary can confirm they are aware of incidents of vandalism at a toilet block in Harleston.
“Officers are working closely with members of South Norfolk District Council to put measures in place to prevent this kind of crime happening again, as well as working hard to catch those responsible.”
Councillor Martin Wilby, Deputy Leader of South Norfolk Council said. “We recognise that there has been some criticism of the new toilets in the local press and on social media. The Council is never going to please all the people all the time and it is right that residents should have the opportunity to make their views known. “But this is different, this is the deliberate sabotage of a community facility. It’s not kids doing it for a laugh, this is someone who is using tools to deliberately cause damage that will put the toilets out of action, so that they can’t be used when needed.
“What is worse, is that the vandal is targeting the cubicle that is used by disabled people, breaking the door mechanism and jamming the radar lock that allows access to the toilet for free. We must make sure that we offer people the best modern, accessible, clean and safe facilities available and I am asking anyone who has any information about the person who is trying to destroy all of that hard work to contact the Police immediately.
“This vandal needs to be caught.”