CONCERNS have been raised over the state of Weymouth’s new temporary toilet block – and if disabled access is safe.

As reported in the Echo, the borough council has placed temporary loos outside the Pavilion for the summer to fill the gap in provision after closing the Bond Street toilets.

A funfair has set up in front of them for the Easter holidays.

Cllr Christine James, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council spokesman for social inclusion, said at a meeting of the management committee: “On Sunday I was approached by a kiosk owner who showed me pictures of how dirty those toilets were at the weekend.

“I also had an email from a member of Weymouth and Portland Access Group who had used the disabled  toilet and said the ramp was insufficient and he could not get his mobility scooter up and over.

“He had to go right the way around and then back up because someone was coming the other way and his scooter nearly toppled off the kerb. No-one from the access group was asked their opinion on how wide the ramp should be. Is it even the legal width?”

Responding, officers said they were not aware of any issues with the cleanliness of the toilets and the ramp.

They pledged to speak to the company which put the temporary toilets outside the Pavilion, and have both issues resolved as soon as possible.