June 2, 2022
Public loos at a Moorlands bus station have been closed “for the foreseeable future” due to vandalism. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC), which manages the toilets which are situated on Leek Bus Station, has made the closure decision due to “running into thousands of pounds” of costs in repairing the facilities after continued vandalism.
November 18, 2021
More than £15,000 has been spent on rectifying damage which was caused by a fire in a public toilet in the Moorlands. The ladies loos in Leek’s Bus Station in the Smithfield Centre were victim of an arson attack in March this year. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has now revealed that it has cost a total of £15,347 to repair the toilets, which had only received a major refurbishment in February of this year.
March 26, 2020
A COUNCIL has decided to close all its public toilets in an attempt to quell the spread of coronavirus. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) said it was taking heed of Government advice by implementing the closures. A spokesperson for SMDC said: “In line with the Government’s advice for people to stay at home due to the coronavirus situation, public toilets across the Staffordshire Moorlands district were closed until further notice on Saturday, March 21.”
November 1, 2019
A PARISH council has been given the opportunity to take over the running of a village's public toilets – an asset that previously drew complaints from residents due to opening hours. It was revealed at Forsbrook Parish Council's recent monthly meeting that the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has given the parish council two choices in regards to taking over the running of the public toilets which are located on Cheadle Road in Blythe Bridge. Parish councillor Tony Holmes said: “There are a couple of options we've been given. One is that we take on the toilets and the district council stay as site owner.
January 31, 2019
THREE children have been interviewed by police after damage to public toilets in Cheadle. The trio of 12-year-old boys will be referred to Staffordshire Police force's Youth Offending Team. Officers were investigating criminal damage at Tean Road recreation ground after an incident there last week.