1,300 shoppers and business owners demand reopening of Peel Street toilets... and they are supported by 120 local business owners (website and Observer, September 1) Sarah About time band Shorrock: I took my two year old son up to go to the toilet.
Didn’t realise they had closed.
The woman from a kiosk was walking up and said oh no there’s no toilets hear anymore.
She then went in her pocket and got a key for the disabled toilet next to it and went in.
Totally ignoring the fact my little boy was almost in tears trying to hold it.
She could have quite easily have let him go but instead I had to drag him all the way around to the market and up the stairs. Dave Wearden: They have been told by the council not to let the public use that toilet or they lose the right to use it. Lots of people use the wall round the side. Sarah Abouttimeband Shorrock: Just another money saving scheme by council Dave Wearden: Worth pointing out to that its no longer a disabled toilet. It was taken out of service when the toilets closed. Sarah Jayne Hopkinson: What’s the point in having toilets there if they are closed.
What if people can’t make it to the Arndale and I could be wrong but aren’t the toilets upstairs in the market hall ?
Hard to get to if you’ve a pram and children. What exactly do we pay our council tax for..... Shannon Yates: My child almost wet himself today and couldn’t have made it to the market toilets so I had to pay £1.70 for a brew so that he could use their toilet.
Even if they put gates or something on the toilets where you had to pay a small fee, it’s better than not having them and I’m sure people wouldn’t pay just to vandalise? Paul Vaughan: Many towns have a scheme where local cafes, pubs etc offer the use of facilities for free. A percentage of these people invariably end up spending money. I remember these toilets as being dirty drug dens.
I’d rather spend a penny in Wetherspoons or the market and not have purple lights to deal with. Ursula Vasey-Graham: There is a disabled toilet in the market hall which requires a key. However, there are standard toilets there too. You can go up the stairs or use the lift, whichever you prefer. Janelle Dee: Use the toilets in the mall. Not difficult. They’ll only get vandalised if opened again. Neil Perry: Don’t usually go in to town that way, need to go but they were closed. Had to go across town. Imagine a young child or old and incontinent. Not ideal! Steven Graham: Spend £2million in front of the town hall, have the ballroom refurbished. Yet close the toilets that’s HBC for you. Lee Battrick: I wash my hands of this town Satana Bloom: Didn’t even know they were toilets on Peel Street and I’ve lived here two years. Elaine Duxbury: Accrington town centre is a joke only go down if I have to not a patch on how it used to be. Mohammed Iqbal: Yes agree, should open Peel St toilets. Annie Carlin: Yes they should open the toilets in Peel Street.
THREE children under EIGHT caught playing on Accrington railway lines (website and Observer September 1) Julie Scott: This made my blood run cold, sorry but surely eight year olds should not be any where near the train station, I can’t get my head around this at all! Karen Allan: Shouldn’t be out wandering the streets on their own at that age. When found the parents should be brought to account. Jason Mcmillan: It says the children were spoken to in front of their parents.. Shouldn’t it have been the parents that got a good speaking to? Tracy Ann Williams: Under the age of eight you would think the parents would be watching them.