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Monday, 06 July 2015

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Whitehaven toilet petition proves popular

A PETITION protesting about the closure of Whitehaven’s public toilets gathered over 2,000 signatures in seven hours.

action: Norman Humphreys

Norman Humphreys, of Cleator Moor, collected the names from locals and visitors to Whitehaven Festival, after declaring it was a “disgrace’’ the toilets were shut.

“It is embarrassing to say we don’t have any public toilets when visitors are asking where the nearest ones are,’’ he said. “It is ridiculous this town can’t provide toilets.’’ Those complaining about the lack of toilets include C2C cyclists and parents seeking baby changing facilities.

A queue of people waited patiently to sign Mr Humphreys’ petition. Addresses reveal they came from across Copeland, England and America.

He intends to hand the final list, which had a total of 2,047 names, to Copeland’s Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

Have your say

well done mr humprey's i hope the council will just take notice of the petition.After all the effort you have gone to.I also signed the petition.

Posted by jacqui on 12 July 2013 at 19:05

i think the copeland councillors should do a rota ,for themselves to keep them open,that is a great idea,they would gain a lot of respect from voters,,i cant beleive they hadd`nt already thought of this....

Posted by john on 1 July 2013 at 21:31

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