Petition launched to re-open Danby public toilets

A petition has been launched to re-open Danby toilets after a number of people were seen relieving themselves behind the now closed structure.

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 10:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 10:56 am
A number of villagers who support the petition - From left: Nicole Lee-Smith, Charlotte Lee-Smith, Petra Bauer.

The petition which can be found on change.org reads: “Earlier this year, the public toilets in Danby were closed for good by Scarborough Borough Council. They now remain boarded up, an eyesore in our pretty village on the North Yorkshire Moors.

“These toilets WERE regularly used and have been closed purely as a cost-cutting exercise and people, finding the toilets closed, are now using the site behind the toilet block as an open air toilet.

“Locals are having to put up with seeing people exposing themselves whilst weeing in public and the area being contaminated with human waste.

“We need these toilets! We are trying to attract tourists to our beautiful area so we have a responsibility to provide basic conveniences for them.”

Claire Woolf who has been spearheading the campaign said: “Minutes from Scarborough Borough Council meetings are predicting they are going to spend £300,000 doing up toilets in Filey. Why spend that kind of money on those toilets? Just do them up to a functional standard.”

“I know we don’t get the same amount of visitors, but recently I saw someone weeing down the side of the toilet and I said to him “come on mate, have some respect”

“It does smell down the side of the toilets, they’re weeing next to peoples gardens.”

“There’s an election promise re: toilets, but I don’t see much money coming our way if we can’t even keep the toilets open for visitors.”

“It’s not good when they’re all shut up. They were well used by delivery drivers and other visitors, not just walkers.

There is a notice to say the nearest toilets are at Danby Moors Centre, but they’re a long way when you need them in a hurry.”

You can find the petition here.

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