Thieves caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to, and stole cash from the toilet block in Bridgford Park overnight ( Sat / Sun 12 August. )
The damage was discovered when the owners of Al Fresco when opened up the café for business this morning at around 08:00am.
As usual the process is to lock the toilets up at 5pm on Saturday afternoon, this was done.
The toilets operate on a 20p per use vend system which then unlocks the doors to allow entry.
The owner of Al Fresco said: ‘The actual slots have been ripped from the wall and it must have taken quite a long time and I’m sure someone must have seen what was happening.’
At the scene the toilets are cordoned off with tape and barriers and are unusable for safety reasons until further notice.
The ‘vend’ machines have been completed forced out of the brickwork and any cash that may have been in them stolen.
Each morning Streetwise Environmental open upon the toilets, and hose the entire interior down ready for the next day’s usage.
Speaking today Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Communities Dave Mitchell said: “We are investigating the reports of vandalism at Bridgford Park and will assess the appropiate action.”
Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed to us that they are aware of the incident.