Several public toilets in Wigston are set to be closed following a spate of vandalism that’s costing local authorities a small fortune in repair costs, a recent news report has been able to suggest.
The Oadby and Wigston Borough Council has spent more than £8k in the past three years repairing the blocks after they’ve been damaged by vandals.
Vandals have pulled cubicle doors off, ripped a grab rail from the wall, smashed a disabled alarm and wrecked radar door locks. Graffiti has also been removed several times from the blocks.
A report presented to councillors about the toilet blocks states that “continued investment is uneconomic – especially in light of the current and future financial challenge faced by the council”.
Closing all of the toilets would have saved the authority in the region of £21,000 a year – it is not yet known how much it will cost to keep running the blocks that will stay open.
Officers said last night that “significant capital expenditure” of £28,000 would be needed to keep all four of the blocks open, on top of the normal running costs.
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