Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has confirmed the toilets at Portadown People’s Park are open to the public as normal following “immediate action” to repair damage caused by vandals.
On Monday morning, a local councillor took to social media to vent her frustration as a family toilet at the park had been forced to close as a result of vandalism.
Councillor Julie Flaherty hit out at those who caused the damage to the temperature sensor at the facility at the external facilities and warned such is the extent of the damage caused electrical wires are currently visible.
“Honestly, why can’t they leave anything alone?” asked Cllr Flaherty.
“The external family toilet at Portadown People’s Park is currently out of use as the temperature heatmiser has been ripped off the wall and electrical wires are showing.”
Now, a spokesperson for the local authority has confirmed the damage has been repaired and the facilities are fully operational.
“The family toilet at Portadown People’s Park was temporarily out of use at the weekend when vandals ripped the temperature heatmiser off the wall exposing electrical wires,” said a council spokesperson.
“However, the council took immediate action to repair the damage and the toilets have now re-opened to the public.”