A Wirall shopping centre will start charging for access to its public toilets to cover the costs of the acts of vandalism that saw toilet paper being stolen on numerous occasions, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.
The measure is due to be introduced at the Cherry Tree shopping centre in Liscard in the next few weeks and it is hoped the charge would lift the burden on the centre’s tenants, who pay a service charge which is used for things like toilet maintenance, and help to encourage new retailers.
Turnstiles have been fitted at the entrance to the toilets and the charge would come into force once arrangements had been finalised with a security company over refilling a nearby change machine.
The toilets were maintained by Wirral Council before the shopping area was bought by P&O Shopping Centres and covered with a glass roof, becoming the Cherry Tree shopping centre.
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