The Friends were informed by Lambeth that the public toilets in the park would be permanently closed in April 2017.
The Friends petitioned and gathered over 140 signatures to delay the closure of the public toilets, so that the Friends can work with the Council on providing alternative facilities in the park.
The following is Lambeth's response to the petition:
Lambeth intend to keep all toilets in parks open for the ‘next few months’ while they evaluate costs and options.
They have stated they will consult with Friends groups during the summer and then make a decision on the future of toilets in parks.
Their aim is to maximise provision within the constraints of the resources available, and explore ways of reducing costs of providing services which ‘minimise the actual impact on public-facing services.’
They have stated that it may mean a change to seasonal to weekend opening times.