COUNCIL chiefs have promised to repair toilets in Wollescote Park after they were wrecked by vandals but if they are damaged further they could wind up being closed at weekends.

The toilets were ripped off the walls in the ladies' toilet block sometime overnight between Saturday January 13 and Sunday January 14 and the facility has remained boarded up since the vandalism attack.

Craig Lees, chairman of the Friends of Wollescote Park, said he found the toilets "completely destroyed" when he opened them up on Sunday morning and he told the News it’s not the first time they have been targeted by vandals.

He said members of the Friends group had spent their free time painting the facility after it was damaged last summer and he added: "It's just pure vandalism. It's so disheartening."

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, Dudley Council's cabinet member for environmental services, said: “I despair at these wanton acts of vandalism in our parks which are pointless and leave valuable facilities unusable for people who need them.

"It’s the same old story that the few spoil it for the many who care passionately about our parks and open spaces and those who give their time freely to make areas such as Wollescote a great place to visit.

Stourbridge News:

"We are repairing the toilets following the recent attack, which included damage to the ladies toilets, roof tiles and handrail.

"This is not the first time these mindless vandals have attacked our parks, and if it continues, we may have to look at whether or not we can keep facilities such as the toilets open during weekends.”