Pub­lic toi­lets hit by re­peat van­dal­ism

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Plim­mer­ton’s pub­lic toi­lets have been van­dalised five times in re­cent months, but will not be closed to the pub­lic at nights.

The toi­lets at Plim­mer­ton Do­main and on the sub­urb’s south beach have both been tar­geted, with the lat­ter smashed by a brick in late Novem­ber.

‘‘ They’ve been com­pletely smashed or de­faced,’’ says Plim­mer­ton Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man Colin Bleas­dale. ‘‘We’re pretty brassed off about it.’’ Po­lice have been in­formed but the cul­prit is likely to be some­one from out­side the sub­urb who trav­elled there by train to cause trou­ble, Mr Bleas­dale says.

‘‘It’s pretty hard to pin any­thing on any­body.’’

Lock­ing the toi­lets at night would be un­fair on the peo­ple who use the beach on sum­mer evenings and cause no trou­ble, he says.

‘‘At the end of the day it’s for ev­ery­body to use.’’

It would also be too ex­pen­sive for the coun­cil to pay some­one to lock them.

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