Published: October 4, 2007
Public toilets in Burnham-On-Sea 'will remain closed until 2008'

A block of public toilets in Burnham-On-Sea will remain closed until next spring at the earliest, it was confirmed this week. reported earlier this year how the building in Seaview Road (pictured) had been shut by owners Sedgemoor District Council in April after a spate of anti-social behaviour.

This left a question mark over the future of the premises - and town councillors have expressed further concern this week that the building could even be sold off by owners Sedgemoor District Council.

Claire Faun, the district couuncil's spokeswoman, told "They were originally shut on the advice of the police - the Town Council were consulted at that stage."

"There had been 'unsavoury' activity there, which was felt to have posed a risk to the public and our cleaning staff. As such, there are no plans to re-open them during the quieter winter season."

Burnham's Deputy Mayor, Nevile Jones, this week hit out at the length of time the facilities have been closed.

"I can't understand why they have been closed quite so long. We know there have been problems here, but people want these facilities open again," he told a meeting of fellow town councillors.

"I find it incredible that they have been closed for over six months now and I have concerns that we are ever going to get them back."

Cllr Chris Williams agreed, saying "the longer they are closed, the more permanent the closure will become."

A sign outside the building currently directs users to other public loos at Crosses Penn near Manor Gardens, the Yacht Club, and next to the Tourist Information Centre.


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