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Conservatives back petition to refurbish Preston Park loos

Sarah Green July 12, 2014

Preston Park Ward candidates Lee Wares, Ed De Sousa and Sam Evans have today submitted a petition to the Council on behalf of the Rotunda café owner Francis Incorvaja.

Preston Park Rotunda Cafe

The petition was started by Francis four weeks ago and with the help of local Conservatives has attracted over 1,400 signatures from residents and visitors to the park.

The petition relates to the condition of the public toilets where parents would rather take their children home than use them and mothers refusing to change babies for fear of infection and disease.

A spokesperson for the Conservatives, said: The Green Council proudly publicises that it has won National awards for its public toilets; it fails to mention that those not put forward for awards are shamefully poor.

“The public toilets close to the Rotunda Caf√© have been not been upgraded for over 13 years and over the last two years have been planned for redecoration but always pushed back as a low priority.

“The Council made a surplus from the park car parking scheme last year and revenue from the scheme can only be spent on the park. Residents and visitors now rightly demand that the public toilets be refurbished to a proper standard befitting one of the City‚Äôs flagship parks.”

The petition of over 1,400 signatures will be debated at  Full Council on July 17 2014.

Rotunda Caf√© operator Francis Incorvaja, said: ‚ÄúFor over a decade, me, my customers and visitors to the park have complained about the terrible condition of the public toilets. Now with this petition and the help of the Conservative candidates, I hope that the Council finally listens and refurbishes them‚ÄĚ