Probably our favourite public toilets on the Wirral are the ones at Thornton Hough. Although these are also run by the council, and so should be run to the same rules as all the others, they are unique in that they are open 24/7. Whenever we need an emergency wee-wee after four o’clock these are the toilets we can trust and – unlike Meols – the cleaner/caretaker never just decides to have a day off and not open up.
The toilets are located next to Thornton Hough’s central feature which is the village green with its cricket pitch, pavilion, tennis courts, and a children’s play area. As you can see from the photograph above, the toilet building itself is old and looks semi-derelict. Also the floors and walls inside are pretty poor too but they are maintained and cleaned as best as they can be.
One thing which is common to all council toilets are the McDonald’s style soap/water/hand dryer unit. I have no idea who was responsible for their purchase but the hand drier takes approximately three weeks to dry your hands and the hot water warm water tepid water dispenser is a joke. Surely hot water cleans your hands more effectively than the tepid stuff that comes out of these dispensers.
So although these toilets are not great, at least they are there and they are open.
Long may they last!
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