Thanet council has this evening (January 11) revealed toilets at The Centre in Margate will reopen tomorrow.
The move follows an admission earlier today that facilities at The Centre and College Walk were still shut despite a report that said council leader Chris Wells stated they were open.
The Isle of Thanet News reported in November that Thanet council was closing the public toilets due to “vandalism, threats and drug misuse.”
The facilities in College Walk and The Centre closed on Friday, December 1.
A Thanet council statement said the closure was due to antisocial behaviour. The action caused an outcry from residents who were outraged that the town was being left without public facilities.
It is claimed that Cllr Wells said in an interview this week that the toilets had been reopened but Thanet council today (January 11) confirmed this was not the case.
A spokesman said the toilets remained shut apart from the disabled facility at The Centre which is accessible with a key. The special ‘Radar’ key is given to people with disabilities through their GP or Occupational Therapist.
But this evening TDC has revealed all the toilets at The Centre will reopen from 7am tomorrow (January 12).
(Another) UPDATE: Cleaning crews going into the toilets when the water is back on. TDC says they will be open later today (January 12)