VALE Park in New Brighton is to get temporary toilets over the summer while a new permanent block is being built.

The much-loved park had well-used public toilets until the storm hit in November last year, damaging the building beyond repair. Following a major local campaign by Labour councillors and community activists, toilets will return to the park once again - and even sooner than expected, with portable loos arriving in time for the school summer holidays.

The site is a favourite for small children, with its mini fairy village, troll tree, memory garden, tooth fairy house, fairy clothes line, and hidden surprises set amidst the bushes and trees.

Cllr Paul Martin, who represents New Brighton ward, said: “After a long campaign we now have a guarantee that public toilet provision will be reinstated at Vale Park, ahead of the upcoming summer events. 

“This is a great result that was achieved following the work of Labour councillors - notably my ward colleagues Tony Jones and Cllr Sue Powell-Wilde, residents and community groups. 

“It’s a really good example of a community coming together, and very much worth noting the efforts of New Brighton Coastal Community Team, the staff at Vale House and the organisers of the Joytime and other summer events at Vale Park, as well as Jeanette Royle at Wirral Borough Council for giving her assurances that this would happen. Thanks to all those that have campaigned on this matter.

“Above all, thanks to each resident who has taken the time to get in touch about this, be it via email, telephone call, or Facebook comment. It genuinely has made a huge difference.”