Urgent steps by council to repair toilets in Brechin and Edzell

Graffiti at Southesk toilets. Inset: Damage to the seat in Edzell's toilets
Graffiti at Southesk toilets. Inset: Damage to the seat in Edzell's toilets

Public conveniences in Brechin and Edzell have become a monetary inconvenience for the public purse, after damage sustained by vandalism.

The toilets at Edzell Muir and Southesk Street, Brechin, have been left with graffiti and damage to the toilet seats.

The damage to the Edzell facility was highlighted by a member of the public who sent in images of the damage, while The City of Brechin and District Community Council shared the damage to the Southesk toilets on their Facebook page after a member of the public contacted community councillor Jill Scott.

The post, signed off by Jill, said: “You will see that these toilets are in an absolutely disgusting state of repair with flaking paint, no toilet seats, graffiti and poor state of cleanliness. I would be grateful if all parents could discuss graffiti and vandalism with their children in a bid to try and reduce incidents and to try and keep our facilities in a decent state for public use.

“The Church Street toilets will become unstaffed from July 31, it will be awful if they are vandalised.”

A spokesperson for Angus Council said: “This mindless vandalism is frustrating for the community as well as the council. In addition to the inconvenience to members of the public who need to use these facilities in Brechin and Edzell, vandalism is costing the council needless time and money to put right.

“When we have increasingly limited budgets, it is an expense that the public purse could have done without. The facilities are cleaned and inspected regularly and we will be taking urgent steps to remove the graffiti, clean the facilities and make repairs.

“We would ask anyone with information about these incidents, or anyone who wishes to discuss any issues relating to vandalism, to call the council ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778 or contact the police on 101.”