WLDC vows to investigate public loos

Market Rasen's public toilets
Market Rasen's public toilets

A Market Rasen resident has slammed the state of the public toilets, deeming them “atrocious”.

The toilets, managed by West Lindsey District Council, are situated on John Street - near the Co-op store.

The resident, who did not want to be named, strongly criticised the toilets themselves, as well as the baby changing unit.

She alleged the baby changing facility was ‘insufficient, damaged and unclean.’

She said: “A baby has just as much right to a clean space in the public toilets as anyone else does.

“I wouldn’t want to be in a position where my children had to be changed there.

“It’s not just the toilets that need addressing.

“In fact, I’ve actually tackled the councillors about the state of the town.

“I approached one of their own stalls at a Saturday market and said ‘What about cleaning the place up?’”

The Mail spoke to another resident of Market Rasen, who did not want to be named, who said the public toilets “could be better”.

She added: “I wouldn’t want to use them myself if I’m honest.

“There’s always writing left by vandals on the walls.

“I’m more inclined to just go home.”

The Mail approached West Lindsey District Council for comment.

A response was issued from West Lindsey District Councillor John McNeill, who said:

“While there are ongoing issues with the public toilets in question, West Lindsey District Council does employ a member of staff who cleans the facilities on a daily basis.

“The Town Council have also employed cleaners to clear mess caused by vandals.

“We are aware the baby changing facilities have been damaged and have raised the issue to be investigated.”