Bill for closed South Norwood toilets more expensive than first thought
2:20pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
The bill for a toilet block that remained shut despite an expensive revamp has risen to £60,000.
The Croydon Guardian revealed last week that the Council had spent rather more than just a penny on the South Norwood toilets in Portland Road, with more than £30,000 going on their refurbishment.
But at the full council meeting on Monday, it was announced that a gross spend of £63,870 had actually been spent, with a net spend of £54,890.
A council spokesman said there had been a simple miscalculation with the figures.
Councillor Wayne Lawlor, Labour representative for South Norwood ward, said it was an eye watering sum of money.
He said: “The people of South Norwood will rightly feel angry that £60,000 has been casually dismissed and thrown away by this Conservative Council.
“Especially at a time when we have lost our street scene offices; South Norwood library has had to reduce its opening hours and funding massively reduced to Upper Norwood library.”