Vandals have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to the seafront area of Broadstairs.
Both the ladies and men’s toilets at the Broadstairs Clocktower were targeted, with all the toilet seats ripped out. Two door panels in the men’s toilets have also been kicked in and this is the third time in just 10 days that the toilet seats have been ripped out.
Elsewhere in the area, the Council’s Environmental Action Programme, removed graffiti from the walls of the shelter, opposite the lift on Friday, but just 24 hours later, more graffiti had been put on the shelter and this will again be removed by the Council. New lights, which were put up in the shelter, were smashed the next day.
Cllr. Roger Latchford, Cabinet Member for Commercial Services, said: “It’s a real shame to see the damage that a mindless minority is causing to our area. It’s also going to start having an impact on the vast majority of law abiding residents and visitors, as the Council doesn’t have limitless funds to put towards fixing and repairing this appalling vandalism. Toilets and shelters are intended for everyone to use, but instead we’re getting to the stage where they’re being put out of use on a regular basis. This can’t go on indefinitely.”