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Comment by tonytran2015: Haha! Allowing people to drink but not to urinate is a century old joke known to Vietnamese.


Councils across London are facing calls to open more public toilets ( Getty Images )

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The Green Party has called for more public toilets to be opened after some London parks have become “smelly with human excrement”.

Since the coronavirus lockdown measures were eased to allow more people to meet outdoors, a number of London boroughs have had problems with urination in public places.

Bars, cafes and restaurants near some London parks have reopened for takeaway drinks and food but customers are not allowed inside to use the toilets.ADVERTISING

It has led to “no urinating” signs being put up in Victoria Park to warn visitors they are being watched on CCTV.

Meanwhile, Tower Hamlets has sent enforcement officers and rangers to “challenge anyone seen urinating in public” after complaints from residents.

Green Party London Assembly Member Caroline Russell has written to the Housing and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick to argue that loos have been overlooked in the Government’s plan to reopen high streets.

The Government said that it was a decision for councils to make and they have been “strongly encouraging” them to open toilets wherever possible.

Ms Russell said she had put a fully-costed plan to the Mayor that found £18 million to build new public toilets around TfL stations and urged the minister to implement it as part of TfL’s rescue fund.

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