Toilet still closed due to some bright spark

A row has broken out about a toilet.
A row has broken out about a toilet.

Residents are flushed with anger because a public toilet has not reopened as planned.

The loo near The Battery is still closed after a recent upgrade because the electricity meter has not been replaced.

Alan Downs, who lives at Heysham, is blaming Lancaster City Council for the delay.

“We’ve been left with a white elephant,” said Mr Downs.

“It’s diabolical. We’ve hardly got any public toilets in Morecambe as it is because the council closed them all.”

A city council spokesman said NPower has told them the electric meter needs to be replaced before the toilets can reopen to members of the public.

This is scheduled to take place within the next two weeks.

In the meantime, a portable toilet will be installed.

Aside from the Battery, Morecambe has public toilets near the Clock Tower, the Arndale Centre, Festival Market and Happy Mount Park. Toilets near The Dome and at Regent Road were closed in 2009 due to council cutbacks.