Dismay as vandals target town’s public toilets for a third time in Hailsham

Public toilets
Public toilets

Vandals have struck in Hailsham for a third time, damaging the newly opened public toilets.

Hailsham Town Council is appealing for witnesses to come forward after the public toilets at North Street were targeted, with vandals damaging a cubicle door and blocking a toilet with paper.

It is thought the incident happened sometime over the week beginning October 13.

It is the third time the toilets have been vandalised in just two months since they opened in August.

A spokesman for the town council said: “The town council wishes to express its dismay once again at the news that the public toilets in North Street have been vandalised.

“Sussex Police are aware of the problem and, as the repair costs to these facilities will ultimately fall upon you - the taxpayer - we would urge anyone who has information regarding who may be responsible for the damage to contact the police immediately on their non-emergency number.”

The town council repaired the toilets after the first incident just last month.

Police have been investigating a series of incidents involving anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the town. At the beginning of the month vandals broke a braille sign used by the blind and visually impaired in the Dennis King Memorial Sensory Garden. Vandals also damaged a World War One information sign and plant beds around the town’s memorial.

Witnesses call police on 101.