I am writing in connection with the poor condition of the public conveniences in Ashton town centre, on Princess Rd.
The condition of these facilities do not measure up to the appeal of Ashton town centre.
Local residents and Wigan Observer readers have contacted myself to express concern that these facilities are not only letting Wigan Council down through poor maintenance but give a poor image of Ashton.
Ashton town centre is currently a vibrant place to visit to shop, socialise and experience the environment which is currently in bloom with Spring blossom.
Elderly and others rely on these facilities to prolong their stay in Ashton which without them, they would not be able to do. Many of our elderly do not want to visit a pub every time they need to pay a visit.
I am informed the toilets are damp and gloomy. The doors cannot be secured and the baby changing facilities are not up to standard.
The poor condition of these facilities are giving the impression that those responsible for cleanliness in this environment are falling short of what is expected of them.
Ashton town centre is a beautiful place to live, work and visit with generally superb amenities. I hope Wigan Council contribute to its enhancement by ensuring the public conveniences are maintained to a very high standard.
Michael Moulding, Deputy Leader, Community Action Party