Colne toilets to be demolished because of structural defects

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TOILETS at Colne bus station are to be demolished after Pendle Council found ‘serious’ structural issues with them.

The facilities have been closed for a while because of problems caused by unstable ground conditions, but the council has now decided to get rid of them completely.

Tony Brown, from Pendle Council’s property management arm Liberata, said: “Whilst the council’s building has exhibited structural issues for some time, the problem has become more apparent following the demolition of the taxi office above and rebuilding of the stone stairway adjacent.

“The council’s engineering and special projects section have inspected the structure and have noted serious issues with the building walls which retain the ground beneath the shopping precinct’s land and buildings.”

During the closure, members of the public have been directed to alternative facilities located in the adjacent Colne Market Hall.

The toilet building is to be transferred to Pendle’s development partner PEARL2, who will carry out the demolition work.

But public toilets in Barnoldswick are to stay open after the town council agreed to take on the cost of maintaining them.

Pendle Council is pulling the plug on funding local facilities at the end of March, but Barnoldswick Town Council voted for a 109 per cent hike in its share of the council tax to pay for them.

From April, Band D householders, who were paying £21.94 per year, will be faced with a bill of £44.71.

Town council chairman Ken Hartley said: “Saving the toilets and other facilities in Barnoldswick is a high priority for the town’s representatives.”

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8:14pm Sun 9 Feb 14

shirtbox2003 says...

long walk from colne to barlick for a loo.another clown hall c--k up.
long walk from colne to barlick for a loo.another clown hall c--k up. shirtbox2003
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8:11am Tue 11 Feb 14

jenkinsroy says...

lets put it like this if the toilets go in COLNE
You better not put the council tax up .???
And you better build a new one .??
All so what happened to all the £700.0000/PLUS
you got from the government ??????
you can spend some of this to build a new one
and stop messing with our money and use it
to help us IN COLNE not keep it for your benefits.
you can build a new toilet and not put the taxes up
you have the money NOW from what the government as told me
under the freedom of information .
And do not tell us to use the market toilets if you have
not noticed they are NOT OPEN ALL THE WEEK
SO I SUGGEST YOU GET SOME ONE TO KEEP THEM OPEN
7 DAY A WEEK NOT 3 FULL DAYS AND 2 HALF DAY A WEEK
saw stop messing about and build a new toilet keep the taxes
down and spend some of the money in COLNE.????
AND WHY IS Barnoldswick getting to keep there toilet
Its a long way to go for a **** .
P.S. I WILL BE INFORMING THE GOVERNMENT ON
THIS MATTER AND SOME OVER THING I HAVE FOUND
TO BE GOING ON WITH COUNCIL MONEY IN COLNE
lets put it like this if the toilets go in COLNE You better not put the council tax up .??? And you better build a new one .?? All so what happened to all the £700.0000/PLUS you got from the government ?????? you can spend some of this to build a new one and stop messing with our money and use it to help us IN COLNE not keep it for your benefits. you can build a new toilet and not put the taxes up you have the money NOW from what the government as told me under the freedom of information . And do not tell us to use the market toilets if you have not noticed they are NOT OPEN ALL THE WEEK SO I SUGGEST YOU GET SOME ONE TO KEEP THEM OPEN 7 DAY A WEEK NOT 3 FULL DAYS AND 2 HALF DAY A WEEK saw stop messing about and build a new toilet keep the taxes down and spend some of the money in COLNE.???? AND WHY IS Barnoldswick getting to keep there toilet Its a long way to go for a **** . P.S. I WILL BE INFORMING THE GOVERNMENT ON THIS MATTER AND SOME OVER THING I HAVE FOUND TO BE GOING ON WITH COUNCIL MONEY IN COLNE jenkinsroy
  • Score: 1

6:18pm Wed 12 Feb 14

justaworkinlad says...

Well that's ok then all we have to do is get to Barnoldswick. Any chance of a free bus?
Well that's ok then all we have to do is get to Barnoldswick. Any chance of a free bus? justaworkinlad
  • Score: 1

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