Vandals 'hell-bent' on wrecking public toilets says angry councillor

Braintree and Witham Times: Vandals 'hell-bent' on wrecking public toilets says angry councillor Vandals 'hell-bent' on wrecking public toilets says angry councillor

Mindless yobs have already vandalised newly-opened public toilets at least seven times.

The £89,000 toilet block at Witham Town Park, off Maldon Road, was only opened in February but has already had to close on numerous occasions after being vandalised.

A lease for the block, which includes a locker room for use by schoolchildren, was taken out by Braintree Council and transferred to Witham Town Council, allowing them to oversee the management and maintenance of the facilities.

The culprits have been condemned by town councillor John Goodman, chairman of the council’s environment committee, who was involved in the formal opening of the block.

He said: “You construct something like that to help the community and a certain minority element seem hell-bent on trying to destroy it.”

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4:38pm Fri 2 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Chain the mindless varmints together and have them publicly clean the toilets (preferably with a toothbrush) every Saturday for a year!
Chain the mindless varmints together and have them publicly clean the toilets (preferably with a toothbrush) every Saturday for a year! OMPITA [Intl]
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5:26pm Fri 2 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

One of the things I notice that's different from where I live to where I came from is this mindless vandalism and the underlying and nasty jealousy inherent in UK society. I have seen and personally experienced in the UK where someone has something (for which he earnt and deserved) such as an expensive car and the mindless cretin in the middle of town isn't envious but downright jealous: "How come you got a nice motor like that, then? Why are you so special?" and promptly runs a key along the side of it or walks up the bonnet and over the roof (yep - had that one too). Where I live there is a healthy envy: "Wow - look at that beautiful car. Congratulations, man! Maybe one day I can have one too!"

Mid you, the public toilets here (there are very, very few) aren't all that. Maybe they're anachronistic: I mean - if we can do without them why can't you? Why spend eighty-nine big ones for something whose time is past and is nothing but a pain in the place it was built to serve?
One of the things I notice that's different from where I live to where I came from is this mindless vandalism and the underlying and nasty jealousy inherent in UK society. I have seen and personally experienced in the UK where someone has something (for which he earnt and deserved) such as an expensive car and the mindless cretin in the middle of town isn't envious but downright jealous: "How come you got a nice motor like that, then? Why are you so special?" and promptly runs a key along the side of it or walks up the bonnet and over the roof (yep - had that one too). Where I live there is a healthy envy: "Wow - look at that beautiful car. Congratulations, man! Maybe one day I can have one too!" Mid you, the public toilets here (there are very, very few) aren't all that. Maybe they're anachronistic: I mean - if we can do without them why can't you? Why spend eighty-nine big ones for something whose time is past and is nothing but a pain in the place it was built to serve? /@|_|@\
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1:24am Sun 4 May 14

montygirl says...

We have been over the park on several occasions and experienced teens using these toilets to smoke in and also leave litter in which as usual ruins it for everyone else! But seems to boil down to the fact that a lot of kids these days have no respect for anything as we live in a throw away culture and their parents don't seem to teach them to respect things or have any manners
We have been over the park on several occasions and experienced teens using these toilets to smoke in and also leave litter in which as usual ruins it for everyone else! But seems to boil down to the fact that a lot of kids these days have no respect for anything as we live in a throw away culture and their parents don't seem to teach them to respect things or have any manners montygirl
  • Score: 2

1:28am Sun 4 May 14

montygirl says...

There seems to be several teens in the park on the occasions I have been there with my younger children who seem to hog the swings, drop litter everywhere as well as smoke in the toilets that are provided which have no windows and thus ruining it for people wanting to use them.Maybe CCTV should be installed and seems to boil down to the fact that a lot of kids these days lack any manners or respect for anything and hence why they vandalise toilets and the equipment. The fault lies in the parents unfortunately :-(
There seems to be several teens in the park on the occasions I have been there with my younger children who seem to hog the swings, drop litter everywhere as well as smoke in the toilets that are provided which have no windows and thus ruining it for people wanting to use them.Maybe CCTV should be installed and seems to boil down to the fact that a lot of kids these days lack any manners or respect for anything and hence why they vandalise toilets and the equipment. The fault lies in the parents unfortunately :-( montygirl
  • Score: 1

10:55pm Sun 4 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

i dont care what country you come from i am also from a different country but public toilets are one of the quaint and civilised things in this country and i praise them for it andloathe those intent ondestroying them all the time they were meann to be just that public conveninece for when people were stranded and to far awayh from one anyone who does not appreciate or undersand it is just plain stupid
i dont care what country you come from i am also from a different country but public toilets are one of the quaint and civilised things in this country and i praise them for it andloathe those intent ondestroying them all the time they were meann to be just that public conveninece for when people were stranded and to far awayh from one anyone who does not appreciate or undersand it is just plain stupid Bhudeeka
  • Score: -3

6:51pm Mon 5 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
One of the things I notice that's different from where I live to where I came from is this mindless vandalism and the underlying and nasty jealousy inherent in UK society. I have seen and personally experienced in the UK where someone has something (for which he earnt and deserved) such as an expensive car and the mindless cretin in the middle of town isn't envious but downright jealous: "How come you got a nice motor like that, then? Why are you so special?" and promptly runs a key along the side of it or walks up the bonnet and over the roof (yep - had that one too). Where I live there is a healthy envy: "Wow - look at that beautiful car. Congratulations, man! Maybe one day I can have one too!"

Mid you, the public toilets here (there are very, very few) aren't all that. Maybe they're anachronistic: I mean - if we can do without them why can't you? Why spend eighty-nine big ones for something whose time is past and is nothing but a pain in the place it was built to serve?
Unless, of course (and it is entirely possible), I'm just plain stupid.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: One of the things I notice that's different from where I live to where I came from is this mindless vandalism and the underlying and nasty jealousy inherent in UK society. I have seen and personally experienced in the UK where someone has something (for which he earnt and deserved) such as an expensive car and the mindless cretin in the middle of town isn't envious but downright jealous: "How come you got a nice motor like that, then? Why are you so special?" and promptly runs a key along the side of it or walks up the bonnet and over the roof (yep - had that one too). Where I live there is a healthy envy: "Wow - look at that beautiful car. Congratulations, man! Maybe one day I can have one too!" Mid you, the public toilets here (there are very, very few) aren't all that. Maybe they're anachronistic: I mean - if we can do without them why can't you? Why spend eighty-nine big ones for something whose time is past and is nothing but a pain in the place it was built to serve?[/p][/quote]Unless, of course (and it is entirely possible), I'm just plain stupid. /@|_|@\
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