PUBLIC toilets in Uppermill are once more out of order due to anti-social behaviour and vandalism.
The facilities at King George V Playing Fields have been closed by Oldham Council until further notice after continued damage at the site.
A notice on the wall advises visitors to use toilets at Uppermill Civic Hall or The Little Shop on the high street instead.
But the local authority has confirmed facilities will be put in place for key local events, such as Whit Friday and Yanks weekend.
Helen Lockwood, Executive Director of Economy Skills and Neighbourhoods, said: “We know this closure will be a problem for the local community.
“We do operate a Community Toilet Scheme, where residents can use businesses toilets, free of charge, and we encourage residents to make use of this when they can.
“The closure of the toilets wasn’t an easy decision to make but due to continued anti-social behaviour and vandalism we had no choice.
“We are keeping an open mind about the future of the building and continue to work with local police to tackle anti-social behaviour in Uppermill.
“Those attending events in Uppermill throughout the year will be happy to know that extra toilet facilities will be provided.
“This continued reckless vandalism is depriving the community of a valuable asset.
“If any residents see any anti-social behaviour taking place we urge you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and help us catch the offenders.”
The Community Toilet Scheme, funded by Saddleworth Parish Council, currently includes six businesses which allow the public to use their toilet facilities free of charge during normal opening hours and without the need to make a purchase.
Participating premises display a sticker indicating that they are taking part in the scheme.
The following businesses are taking part in the scheme: Saddleworth Craft Co-operative, Delph; The Junction Inn, Denshaw; The Gate, Diggle; The Swan, Dobcross; The King William IV, Greenfield; The Little Shop, Uppermill; and The Civic Hall, Uppermill.