Public anger over Redbridge public toilets axe

ANGRY residents have come together in a final bid to save their community toilets from drastic cuts by Redbridge Council.

Users of Seven Kings Park gathered outside the conveniences in Aldborough Road South on Saturday to protest against the plans to shut down the facilities as part of �25 million of spending cuts across the borough.

The final decision on closing the toilets, along with those in Eastwood Close in South Woodford, Horns Road in Newbury Park and Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, is due to be made by members at a full council meeting on Thursday.

Mark Kennedy, membership secretary for the Seven Kings and Newbury Park Residents Association said: “The response we have had from the local community had been fantastic.”

A council spokesman said: “Faced with the requirement to reduce its spend by about �1.5m per year the cleansing service had reviewed all options. This toilet by some margin is one of the least well used highway toilets and doesn’t serve a nearby shopping parade.”

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