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Public toilets in Burnley and Pendle set to be axed
PEOPLE caught short in parts of Burnley and Pendle may face a problem — after plans to close eight public toilets were unveiled.
Burnley’s Queensgate, Hapton’s East Street and Briercliffe Road toilets have become a magnet for ‘anti-social behaviour’, with vagrants caught sleeping in the disabled facility at the latter, and closing them would recoup £15,500.
Town hall chiefs say they want to concentrate on well-used conveniences like Burnley bus station and Queen’s Park, and award-winning loos in Towneley and Padiham Memorial parks.
But in Pendle more drastic cuts have been proposed, with five axed in Brierfield, Salterforth, Kelbrook & Sough, Trawden and Colne, to save £114,000.
Another two will be saved if the borough’s executive agrees to deals being struck with town and parish councillors in Earby and Barley.
Question marks remain over a further four with feedback awaited from town and parish authorities in Goldshaw Booth, Barn- oldswick, Laneshaw Bridge and Barrowford.
Coun Mark Townsend, Burnley’s resources cabinet member, said: “The council has invested in public toilets that are used the most.
“However there are still some toilets that are outdated and inappropriately located which attract anti-social behavior and vandalism.”
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