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Four city centre loos earmarked for closure
SHOPPERS and tourists in Hereford desperate for the loo may have cause to kick up a stink should plans to shut four city centre lavatories get the go-ahead.
Public conveniences in Union Street, East Street, Merton Meadow and near the Maylord Shopping Centre have this week been earmarked for closure.
Herefordshire Council says the idea has been prompted by a recent review into services with a decision expected to be made by its cabinet next month.
The “state-of-the-art” East Street lavatories only opened seven years ago at a cost of £120,000.
The reasons the four sites have been selected include anti-social issues or that other alternatives are nearby.
The authority says the current standard of county conveniences “does not meet our aspirations for high quality, sustainable, accessible lavatory provision”.
See this week's Hereford Times , out today, for the full story.