Traders' toilets are a disgrace
If the markets department has money to spend on rebuilding the old fish market, they ought to spend some on providing toilets for traders and their customers as the toilets at present in the Market Place are an utter disgrace.
The seven urinals in the market traders' gents have been boarded up for about three years so that they can't be used.
This, apparently, is because the waste pipes are blocked and our great city doesn't have anyone able to unblock them.
Three of the closets are kept locked and have been like that for about two years. Of the remaining four closets, two have no seats, two have no running water, one has no toilet roll holder and coat hooks don't remain there for more than a week or so.
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I recently tried to use the nearby public toilets and the first three closets had no seats. The others were either engaged or locked. So I had to go into a nearby public house to use theirs.
I know that the markets department is not responsible for the existing toilets but there ought to be some sort of liaison between the people who provide and maintain stalls for Leicester's market traders and the people who provide and maintain toilets for Leicester's markets traders.
I don't suppose any of the market inspectors ever go into the traders' toilets. If they did, they'd probably have something done. Although they probably have modern, well-maintained loos of their own.
KM Boat, Leicester.
On Thursday, December 28, I had a fall in Tesco, South Wigston. The first aider who works at this branch was really wonderful, as were the rest of the staff who looked after me with blankets and a heater, because I was cold. They looked after me until the ambulance came.
I will stress it was not Tesco's fault. A child had dropped a plastic Kinder egg and I didn't see it.
I'm pleased to say that I am okay and back in Mablethorpe, where I've been living for nearly five years now, but I used to live in Leicester and still read the Leicester Mercury online.
Once again, thank you Tesco. Happy New Year to you all.
Mrs Patricia Derrick, Mablethorpe.