Work to fix floor at vandal hit loos branded ‘disgusting’ by bus driver

Boston bus driver Tony Skipworth unhappy about the condition of the public toilets at Boston Bus Station.
Boston bus driver Tony Skipworth unhappy about the condition of the public toilets at Boston Bus Station.

COUNCIL bosses have vowed to improve toilets which one bus driver says give the town a ‘bad name’ - but said vandals are a ‘constant problem’.

Brylaine bus driver Tony Skipworth told The Standard that the state of the bus station gents is ‘disgusting’ and says he has been complaining to Boston Borough Council about them for six months.

He says the flooring was taken up after a flood, leaving bare concrete that is difficult to clean and often covered in urine.

The soap dispenser is also broken, meaning bars are left on the side of the sink.

The council has said it will re-lay the floor this week and told The Standard: “We accept the presentation is of a lesser standard whilst awaiting this work, but decided to keep them open so as not to inconvenience too many people in the meantime.”

Soap dispensers have been smashed off the walls and the authority says it has been forced to put out bars as a cheaper alternative.

A spokesman added: “Vandalism is a constant problem in the public toilets and toilet seats and toilet roll holders are also regularly smashed or stolen.”

Mr Skipworth said the toilets are a regular source of complaints for passengers.

He said: “I counted 16 coaches using the bus station on market day. When people come in on a coach the first place they come to is the toilets and they are a mess.

“It wouldn’t take a lot of money to sort and this really gives the town a bad name.”

The gents will close on Thursday and Friday while the work is done.