Ipswich: Rethink on lack of toilets at Old Cattle Market bus station

The old toilets at the Old Cattle Market were vandalised and eventually set on fire.

The old toilets at the Old Cattle Market were vandalised and eventually set on fire.

Officials at Suffolk County Council believe that the new Old Cattle Market bus station may be a little too inconvenient for passengers!

They are to review the controversial decision not to include any public toilets in the re-design of the station which was unveiled earlier this month.

County councillor with responsibility for transport Graham Newman said: “The decision not to rebuild public toilet facilities was taken in light of the previous toilets being burnt down.

“That said, I have received a large amount of correspondence on this issue so I have instructed officers to review the decision.

“Bearing in mind what happened to the previous block, clearly a different model of cleanliness and security will be required for any potential replacement facility.

“But provided that we can find a solution that is affordable, guarantees the facilities will be maintained to a high standard and are supervised, I think this is something we can seriously look at.”

The matter has sparked outcry amongst travellers, who claim that instructions to use those in the Buttermarket are not acceptable.

The review is expected to look at the possibility of installing public toilets at the bus station, and a final decision is expected to be taken early next year.