DRUG misuse and anti-social behaviour have led to the closure of town centre public toilets.
The conveniences at the People’s Market in Wrexham, which have been described as a “concern” for traders and visitors, will close from today.
The decision has been taken by Wrexham Council due to various instances of anti-social behaviour at the toilets, including drugs misuse, people vandalising the toilets and people causing concern to the general public.
Jeanette Partington, owner of Esme's Children's Wear in the People’s Market, said: “It’s been very encouraging to see the various initiatives to promote the market in recent months, but the toilets have attracted anti-social behaviour which does nothing to attract shoppers.
“I agree that the only real option is to close the facilities. It’s a shame, but on balance it will probably benefit the market.”
Cllr Neil Rogers, leader of Wrexham Council, said: “A lot of very positive work has been put into the markets but the public toilets have been a concern to traders and visitors alike.
“The decision to close the toilets has been taken with the support of market traders and we believe will be of long term benefit.”
The nearest alternative public toilets are at the Waterworld car park and the nearest ‘ladies only’ toilets are on Henblas Street.
Notices have been pinned on the toilets door to inform market users.