Little London and Woodhouse councillor Kayleigh Brooks continues to ask for toilets on Woodhouse Moor. The issue is one of public safety and fairness. On a hot day, there are streams of urine and piles of human faeces everywhere. Parks and Countryside say that there’s no money for toilets. And yet, there’s money for toilets on several other Leeds parks, all of which are less intensively used than the Moor (local people are well aware that the Moor is the second most visited park in Leeds, and the park with the most visitors per square kilometre).
Most recently, Councillor Brooks asked Parks and Countryside if the purpose-built toilet block at Hyde Park Corner could be re-opened as a means to improve women’s safety on the park, with the lack of women’s safety being much in the news recently. Faced with a less than enthusiastic response, she asked if French style self-cleaning toilets could be installed. Once again, Parks and Countryside were unreceptive to her suggestion. Fortunately for the park’s many users and all local residents, Councillor Brooks doesn’t give up and will continue to pursue this issue on our behalf.