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Rubery residents call for revamp of village's 'disgraceful' toilets

Tristan Harris 16th Oct, 2019 Updated: 16th Oct, 2019

RUBERY residents have called for the toilets in the village to be completely revamped, labelling them ‘an absolute disgrace’.

The comments came at Monday’s Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meeting.

One resident Carol Burden said: “I won’t go in them – as soon as you go in, the smell hits you.

“They have been like that for years – they’re worse than festival toilets.”

Another, Anne Garner, added: “I went into Bromsgrove and the toilets there at the bus station are like a little palace.

“Then when you go into the Rubery ones they are disgraceful.

“We want the same as Bromsgrove.”

Coun Adrian Kriss vowed to do something about the state of the toilets.

He said: “I spoke to Cheryl Welsh the town centres manager and she said there was some funding available and we could replace the heaters and the wash basins but it needs more than that.

“The floors and ceilings are terrible and I think we should be able to do more with the £5,500 we have available.”

A Bromsgrove District Council spokesperson said there were no extra funds to improve the toilets but added they were checked and cleaned regularly.

Coun Kriss added: “I think if we can get the toilets looking nice and being a pleasant place to be then we could have volunteers checking them in addition to the council’s inspections.”

He said he hoped by doing that he hoped the toilets would also be able to stay open later, making the public conveniences ‘more convenient’.

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