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Toilets in Wisbech’s Horsefair shopping centre closed due to anti-social behaviour

PUBLISHED: 11:16 08 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:16 08 June 2013

The Horsefair, in Wisbech, where toilets have been closed because of anti-social behaviour.

The Horsefair, in Wisbech, where toilets have been closed because of anti-social behaviour.

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Public toilets at a busy shopping centre have been closed because of anti-social behaviour.

Officials say when the loos at the Horsefair Shopping Centre in Wisbech re-open, they will have a pay-on-entry system.

NewRiver Retail, which owns the centre, said the move was to protect shoppers and their families, after a “substantial” increase in anti-social behaviour.

The disabled toilets will remain open to disabled users with a radar key.

A NewRiver spokesman said: “It is really disappointing that we have reached a point where we have no choice but to close the toilets for the time being.

“The toilets are inspected every hour and if an incident does occur they are closed, cleaned and then reopened quickly.

“However, the level of anti-social activities that are taking place in the times after they are checked is worrying.

“We have a responsibility to shoppers and other users of the toilets to ensure that they are safe at all times.

“We are currently looking into implementing a pay-on-entry system which is a last resort but will help to deter any anti-social behaviour.”


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