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“However there are still some toilets that are outdated and inappropriately located which attract anti-social behavior and vandalism.”