THE toilets at St Ives estate at Bingley had to be closed after they were damaged at the weekend.

"Whoever did it doesn't care," said Pam Laking, chairman of the Friends of St Ives. "They rammed clothing and other objects down the loo, blocking it up. We had to close them."

Bradford Council did dispatch a repair crew this week and they are now reopened. However, damage and mistreatment of the toilets is ongoing concern, as Pam said people smeared faeces on the wall and washed their dogs in the toilet.

"We're so lucky we have a toilet," said Pam. "Although we had to close the men's and women's loos due to social distancing rules, we've kept open the disabled toilets.

School groups and people with learning disabilities like to come here, but these groups of people need a toilet. Otherwise they can't come to St Ives."

Pam was pleased that council did the repairs, saying: "I'd like to thank Bradford Council for diverting their attention from other matters to have someone come and repair the toilets."