Bus sh* tter is pooh- poohed

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A TOI­LET for bus driv­ers nick­named the “Tur­dis” has been re­moved just four weeks after it was “dumped” on a street.

The loo, erected on De­cem­ber 4 as part of Trans­port for Lon­don’s bid to im­prove con­di­tions for its driv­ers, was crit­i­cised by lo­cal res­i­dents.

Although it does not re­quire any plan­ning per­mis­sion, TfL said it had re­ceived con­sent to in­stall the toi­let.

The fa­cil­ity was re­moved “after hear­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity’s views”, TfL said.

The toi­let in Big­gin Hill has been van­dalised sev­eral times since it was in­stalled last month.

TfL said “cour­tesy let­ters did not reach all res­i­dents”, but be­fore the toi­let was built it had en­gaged with the lo­cal plan­ning au­thor­ity and high­ways man­agers to se­cure their agree­ment.

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