Popular Hadleigh park to get toilets for summer

Echo: New facilities – John H Burrows recreation ground in Hadleigh New facilities – John H Burrows recreation ground in Hadleigh

TEMPORARY toilets are to be installed at a popular Hadleigh park.

Castle Point Council agreed to build the loos in John H Burrows recreation ground.

The toilets, which will come with facilities for men, women and the disabled, will cost about £23,000.

It will also cost the council £6,000 a year to maintain the facilities, but it is not known how long the toilets will be needed for.

Colin Riley, Conservative councillor for Victoria Ward, said: “They will definitely be there for the summer.

“They will be fully-equipped and will be placed in a safeguarded position.

“They will be there for as long as they are needed.”

Some councillors believe the temporary facilities will have to stay until the council decides to refurbish Hadleigh Hall, which will then bring in better facilities for the public.

A controversial plan for a pub in the park was shelved after residents protested.

Cliff Brunt, Conservative councillor for Victoria Ward, said: “It depends on how quickly the council can agree what it is going to do with the hall.

“Brewers Greene King have said they will put a in Hungry Horse, which would have come with the facilities, but due to concerns this isn’t going ahead.

“But if someone can come in and do some sort of function room or a cafe, then this would come with the right facilities, and the toilets will go, but until then they will stay.”

Residents have welcomed the news of the temporary facilities, saying the park was in desperate need of new toilets.

Alf Papworth, from Ashdown Crescent, and chairman of the Solby Estate and Hadleigh Residents’ Association, said: “We should have toilets in there. Most public parks have them, so we definitely need the facility in the park.”

The council has yet to decide where the toilets will be located and when building work will begin.

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9:12am Wed 16 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

Park toilets have that classic peado vibe to them, I would advise kids to stay well clear. Park toilets usually have disturbing (not funny but weird...) writing on the walls and most have holes in the doors and side bars.
Park toilets have that classic peado vibe to them, I would advise kids to stay well clear. Park toilets usually have disturbing (not funny but weird...) writing on the walls and most have holes in the doors and side bars. supermadmax
  • Score: 1

9:12am Wed 16 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

out of use, vandalised, within a week.....
out of use, vandalised, within a week..... pembury53
  • Score: 0

9:53am Wed 16 Apr 14

Sweet P says...

Toilets really needed soon to stop the Sunday footballers who use the surrounding gardens fences as urinals!
Toilets really needed soon to stop the Sunday footballers who use the surrounding gardens fences as urinals! Sweet P
  • Score: 4

10:20am Wed 16 Apr 14

Southend Badman says...

£23,000 for some toilets! What a waste of money! If I need to go to a pi55 when im out then I just do it in a bush.
£23,000 for some toilets! What a waste of money! If I need to go to a pi55 when im out then I just do it in a bush. Southend Badman
  • Score: -5

10:55am Wed 16 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

Southend Badman wrote:
£23,000 for some toilets! What a waste of money! If I need to go to a pi55 when im out then I just do it in a bush.
quite right, for blokes, the world is your toilet.....
[quote][p][bold]Southend Badman[/bold] wrote: £23,000 for some toilets! What a waste of money! If I need to go to a pi55 when im out then I just do it in a bush.[/p][/quote]quite right, for blokes, the world is your toilet..... pembury53
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10:57am Wed 16 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Take a leaf out of Kevin Blake ' skbook and spend thousands and thousands doing up the local cottaging spot the nearest safe tory seat voters local park like he's done in Lake Meadows while continuing to sell of parkland to housing developers in that pesky area south of the A127..
Take a leaf out of Kevin Blake ' skbook and spend thousands and thousands doing up the local cottaging spot the nearest safe tory seat voters local park like he's done in Lake Meadows while continuing to sell of parkland to housing developers in that pesky area south of the A127.. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 5

11:59am Wed 16 Apr 14

Rat-man says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Take a leaf out of Kevin Blake ' skbook and spend thousands and thousands doing up the local cottaging spot the nearest safe tory seat voters local park like he's done in Lake Meadows while continuing to sell of parkland to housing developers in that pesky area south of the A127..
Why do these "talk boards" attract the incoherent and chronically stupid?
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Take a leaf out of Kevin Blake ' skbook and spend thousands and thousands doing up the local cottaging spot the nearest safe tory seat voters local park like he's done in Lake Meadows while continuing to sell of parkland to housing developers in that pesky area south of the A127..[/p][/quote]Why do these "talk boards" attract the incoherent and chronically stupid? Rat-man
  • Score: -4

12:50pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Ian P says...

From small acorns mighty Oaks do grow. Could the toilets be the first stage of something much bigger?
From small acorns mighty Oaks do grow. Could the toilets be the first stage of something much bigger? Ian P
  • Score: 0

1:23pm Wed 16 Apr 14

emcee says...

Ian P wrote:
From small acorns mighty Oaks do grow. Could the toilets be the first stage of something much bigger?
... a huge cesspit, maybe?
[quote][p][bold]Ian P[/bold] wrote: From small acorns mighty Oaks do grow. Could the toilets be the first stage of something much bigger?[/p][/quote]... a huge cesspit, maybe? emcee
  • Score: 5

1:32pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Rat-man says...

Green King. They haven't gone away.
Green King. They haven't gone away. Rat-man
  • Score: 2

10:30pm Wed 16 Apr 14

InTheKnowOk says...

Rat-man wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
Take a leaf out of Kevin Blake ' skbook and spend thousands and thousands doing up the local cottaging spot the nearest safe tory seat voters local park like he's done in Lake Meadows while continuing to sell of parkland to housing developers in that pesky area south of the A127..
Why do these "talk boards" attract the incoherent and chronically stupid?
They seem to attract vermin as well ..
[quote][p][bold]Rat-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Take a leaf out of Kevin Blake ' skbook and spend thousands and thousands doing up the local cottaging spot the nearest safe tory seat voters local park like he's done in Lake Meadows while continuing to sell of parkland to housing developers in that pesky area south of the A127..[/p][/quote]Why do these "talk boards" attract the incoherent and chronically stupid?[/p][/quote]They seem to attract vermin as well .. InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 2

12:30am Thu 17 Apr 14

heartbeat says...

"The toilets, which will come with facilities for men, women and the disabled, will cost about £23,000."

Since when did disabled people stop being classified as men and women??
"The toilets, which will come with facilities for men, women and the disabled, will cost about £23,000." Since when did disabled people stop being classified as men and women?? heartbeat
  • Score: 1

4:39pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Hungry Horse if allowed to build would of provided public toilets free of charge to the council
Yay success to the the ( No Pub In The Park ) #epicfail
Hungry Horse if allowed to build would of provided public toilets free of charge to the council Yay success to the the ( No Pub In The Park ) #epicfail Living the La Vida Legra
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