MUCH-needed repairs to a block of public toilets in Ledbury are still in the pipeline.

We previously reported how Ledbury Town Council had agreed to fund work to re-open the Bye Street public toilets after a combination of vandalism and Covid lockdowns forced their closure.

Since then, there has yet to be an update from the council about how the work is progressing, with the toilets repeatedly being closed since 2014.

When the toilets have been open, there has usually been a fee for using them.

But they have been opened free of charge for community events including Ledbury Carnival, the October Fair, the Christmas lights switch-on, Community Day and Ledbury Poetry Festival’s Fun Day.

As well as being shut during the pandemic, Bye Street toilets have been closed a number of times because of vandalism.

In May, community group Love Ledbury announced it was working with the town council to give the loos a new lease of life.

A spokesperson for the council said: "Ledbury Town Council are working with the group who own the toilets to carry out repairs as part of the Great Places to Visit fund that we have been awarded.

"The fund is about getting people back to our town, and as part of that the council recognises the importance of the toilets on Bye Street and have agreed to fund much-needed repairs to get them opened.

"We are currently obtaining quotes for the works and hope to be in a position to approve the works in the very near future."

In 2014, the town council heard that repeated vandalism of the stall doors in the men's toilets were the main reason for the closure.

The Bye Street toilets, along with those in Church Lane, are jointly run by Love Ledbury and Herefordshire Council.

The Ledbury Reporter has contacted Love Ledbury for a comment.