Public Toilets

Started by: PeterP (7790)

During the last few months most public toilets have been closed. Is it not time the council had a rethink about our public loos? Over the last few years Wigan Council has closed public toilets across the borough and what are left leave a lot to be desired has to their upkeep. Should each area now have new toilet blocks built and maintained by the council?

Started: 28th Jun 2020 at 21:35

Posted by: tomplum (6374) 

course they should, everyone needs a toilet, Us blokes can just do, what bloke do but, doing the pandemic my wife won't go anywhere because, she will only use clean well kept toilets, they are few and far between in normal times, All these seaside towns what need our custom need to get some open soon,

Replied: 28th Jun 2020 at 21:52

Posted by: sonlyme (2607)

here here tom

Replied: 28th Jun 2020 at 23:15

Posted by: peter israel (855) 

when i was a lad in ashton you stayed away from public toilets because they were not being used for what they were designed for if you get my drift
today if i want to go to the toilet when i am out i will go to a pub etc and then give the worker a couple of quid to use the facilities because they are the ones who have to clean them
PeterP tomplum sonlyme
today there is an app you can have on your phone that will tell you were there is a loo near you flush

Replied: 29th Jun 2020 at 05:39
Last edited by peter israel: 29th Jun 2020 at 09:02:32

Posted by: jathbee (10151)

The public toilets in the town centre, near the market hall are awful.
The ones in the grand Arcade are cleaner and pleasanter.
And none of them are wheelchair user friendly. No idea about the ones on the bus station though.

Replied: 29th Jun 2020 at 08:05

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5090)

I have been having a terrible time with it

Where a man goes for a pee, is unfortunately the same place that folk go to fly tip, so the council and farmers have blocked those places off, because of the fly tipping, so yoo try and find a place next to a road where you can have a pee in private ????

Replied: 29th Jun 2020 at 09:24

Posted by: PeterP (7790)

Jathbee there are disabled toilets behind the market hall and upstairs in the grand arcade. You can get a wheelchair into the toilet behind the market but it is a tight fit lot more room in the grand arcade toilet. Never used the toilets at the bus station.

Replied: 29th Jun 2020 at 09:40

Posted by: jathbee (10151)

It's a turnstile entrance for able-bodied people in the bus station but I suppose they will have access for wheelchair users, it being a new build.

Replied: 29th Jun 2020 at 10:15

Posted by: FAT MICK (1397) 

McDonalds are the best, if there no bushes to get behind.

Replied: 29th Jun 2020 at 11:00

Posted by: Reditus (365)

The public toilets in Ashton are being looked into for closing. The seats have been ripped off, excrement smeared on walls and sodomy is commonplace. Council workers go in daily to unluck the doors, look about, change toilet rolls, etc, quick clean up, but if people want to abuse, why should anyone else pay?

Replied: 29th Jun 2020 at 11:03

Posted by: PeterP (7790)

Fat Mick dont forget Mcdonalds were shut drive throu only. We are not to bad because the missus is in a wheelchair we have asked at a couple of supermarkets could we go straight in to use the loo and we have been let in without joining the queue, Thank you Morrisons/Asda

Replied: 29th Jun 2020 at 11:18

Posted by: FAT MICK (1397) 

Weve also asked can we jump the queue at the supermarkets PeterP when we are desperate.

Replied: 29th Jun 2020 at 11:40

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5090)

The public bogs in Ashton, have been closed since the lockdown started, some four months ago

Replied: 29th Jun 2020 at 14:10
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 29th Jun 2020 at 14:11:31

Posted by: PeterP (7790)

The public loos in Ashton want knocking down been disgusting inside for years. Even the toilets which were open on the market on market days left a lot to be desired

Replied: 29th Jun 2020 at 14:47

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5090)


Peter Pee

Seriously though, its alright yoo keep saying close and knock down the public bogs in Ashton, but what happens then if folk want to use the toilet, what doo yoo then suggest they doo then ?????

Replied: 30th Jun 2020 at 09:46

Posted by: roylew (3159)

It’s all down to the cretins in society,you know the type,who flock to beaches, set alight city buildings,throw statues into docks,’s all around us.....heartbreaking

Replied: 30th Jun 2020 at 10:56

Posted by: FAT MICK (1397) 

I say its down to the cretins parents

Replied: 30th Jun 2020 at 11:00

Posted by: scorpion (788)

Toilets now open at The Grand Arcade.

Replied: 30th Jun 2020 at 13:40

Posted by: PeterP (7790)

TTS the toilet block in Ashton is a dirty disgrace and has not been fit to use for years A new toilet block is needed which can be kept clean and monitored. In Scotland a lot of toilet blocks are attached to public buildings. I know this would not work in Ashton because there are no public buildings to attach to

Replied: 30th Jun 2020 at 14:22

Posted by: peter g (2383) 

There are fairly new toilets in Leigh on the Spinning Jenny carpark the council did enough bragging about them when they were built. They only allow one person at a time in each of the three sections The disabled have to have a key These are locked most of the time so why build them.

Replied: 30th Jun 2020 at 14:40

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5090)

To be honest, and I am speaking as a bloke, and not a woman, I couldn't care less how disgusting they are, as long as there is somewhere to have a piddle

Now that doesn't mean that I wouldn't like the toilets not to be clean, but if it is a choice between disgusting toilets or no toilets at all, I would say keep the disgusting toilets

Replied: 30th Jun 2020 at 16:01

Posted by: firefox (1978)

Replied: 30th Jun 2020 at 16:50

Posted by: PeterP (7790)

Firefox this is why some disabled toilets are having the locks changed because any one can get a (radar) key on the internet and abusing the system We had to apply through the council and our key cost £3.

Replied: 30th Jun 2020 at 17:46

Posted by: Pewfall (49)

I just avoid public toilets by not drinking much if goin out the house. None ever very clean.

Replied: 30th Jun 2020 at 22:30

Posted by: nanajacqui (3010) 

Never needed to go in one so can't comment on cleanliness but I can imagine the smell

Replied: 1st Jul 2020 at 07:44

Posted by: FAT MICK (1397) 

Do you never pee or poo, or do you never go out.

Replied: 1st Jul 2020 at 08:14

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5090)

I wish I didn't need to have a pee when I went out, and if I drink less water, me gout comes back, so I cawn't win

Replied: 1st Jul 2020 at 08:35

Posted by: nanajacqui (3010) 

Mick I go out every day & walk to town & back takes about 2 hours & would hang on till I got home to use my own

Replied: 1st Jul 2020 at 09:10

Posted by: FAT MICK (1397) 

Thats OK it your bladder can hold it all, I find when Im sat on my bike Im alright but once I stand up I usually have to go.

Replied: 1st Jul 2020 at 15:12


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