Manchester faces ‘huge problem’ with public urination in the city, caused by the lack of enough public conveniences, the city’s councillors haver argued, demanding more public services to be opened in the city centre, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The only existing public toilet – on Lloyd Street – is set to open on a 24-hour basis, according to draft budget documents that were published this week.
One councillor told a recent resources and governance meeting: “I think we need to really improve these public toilets. Over the years, it’s been decimated.
“One way of looking at the quality of life for people coming and visiting the city, I think we need to improve there, by looking at other outlets in terms of toilet facilities.”
Discussions around the availability of public toilets in the city centre became more prominent last year when the town hall announced plans to introduce an on-the-spot fine of upto £100 for various anti-social behaviours – including public urination and defecation.
Council documents said that the town hall had received reports from city centre workers and residents about people urinating in the city centre – but opponents of the plan argued that it would be unfair to enforce a fine for the behaviour without enhancing facilities for people.
Some 18 of the city’s public toilets were closed in 2011 in a bid to save cash.
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