Public Toilets

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Dear Manchester City Council,

Can you supply a list of all the underground public toilets Manchester had since 1960 and when they closed along with were they dug up and filled in or just capped off still exist underground.

1. Locations of all Underground toilets from 1960s onwards (within the M60 boundary)
2. What dates were they closed?
3. Were they dug up and filled in?, and if so what was their locations.
4. Were they sealed up and still exist? (sealed but no external features remaining), if so what is there location?
5. The ones that still exist and still have external stairs/grating but no longer in use what is their location?

Yours faithfully,

Peter

Manchester City Council

Dear Peter

Re: Request for Information - Reference No: GAN/A8HKQL

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Dear Manchester City Council,

Can you supply a list of all the underground public toilets Manchester had
since 1960 and when they closed along with were they dug up and filled in
or just capped off still exist underground.

1. Locations of all Underground toilets from 1960s onwards (within the M60
boundary)
2. What dates were they closed?
3. Were they dug up and filled in?, and if so what was their locations.
4. Were they sealed up and still exist? (sealed but no external features
remaining), if so what is there location?
5. The ones that still exist and still have external stairs/grating but no
longer in use what is their location?

Yours faithfully,

Peter

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Manchester City Council

Dear Peter

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 28 March 2016 and has been considered under the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the 2000 Act”) and the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

You asked for the following information
Can you supply a list of all the underground public toilets Manchester had
since 1960 and when they closed along with were they dug up and filled in
or just capped off still exist underground.

1. Locations of all Underground toilets from 1960s onwards (within the M60
boundary)
2. What dates were they closed?
3. Were they dug up and filled in?, and if so what was their locations.
4. Were they sealed up and still exist? (sealed but no external features
remaining), if so what is there location?
5. The ones that still exist and still have external stairs/grating but no
longer in use what is their location?

Unfortunately, we have been unable to locate the information you have
requested in respect of underground toilets within the boundary of
Manchester City Council; enquiries were made with the Coporate Property
and Capital Programmes teams as well as teams within the Growth and
Neighbourhoods directorate for the information you have requested

Please note if you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for an
internal review. If you wish an internal review to be undertaken you should
contact the Democratic Services Legal Team, whose address is, PO Box 532,
Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA, email:
[Manchester City Council request email] in the first instance. A copy of
the Council’s access to information complaints procedure can be downloaded
from
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If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review process, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
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Information Commissioner's Office
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Fax: 01625 524510
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If you have any queries about this letter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely
Democratic Services

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Dear Manchester City Council,
I find this reply very underwhelming, as anyone at the council should know at least some information.
I personally know of at least 5 public toilets, their location and status and that is just basic local knowlege.

1. Albert Square, 4 of them, external removed, steel plate laid and all subterranean parts remain, was done in 1986
2. Great Bridgewater Street, all external remain and subterranean turned into a bar
3. Cathedral Approach/Victoria Street, all external removed and steel plate placed over entrance, all subterranean remain known as Cathedral Vaults.
4. Stevenson Square, most of external remain and bricked up (now turned into art project) presume subterranean still remains.
5. St Anne's Square, external still remains, subterranean now a electrictity substation

If I know that then the MCC should kow this too and be able to pride the detailed listed quested.

Yours faithfully,

Peter

Manchester City Council

Dear Peter

Thank you for your email, your complaint is being dealt with as an internal
review in line with the Council's access to information policy which can be
found here:
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200031...

The Council aims to respond to your email by 28 June

Regards
Democratic Services




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Dear Manchester City Council,
I find this reply very underwhelming, as anyone at the council should know
at least some information.
I personally know of at least 5 public toilets, their location and status
and that is just basic local knowlege.

1. Albert Square, 4 of them, external removed, steel plate laid and all
subterranean parts remain, was done in 1986
2. Great Bridgewater Street, all external remain and subterranean turned
into a bar
3. Cathedral Approach/Victoria Street, all external removed and steel plate
placed over entrance, all subterranean remain known as Cathedral Vaults.
4. Stevenson Square, most of external remain and bricked up (now turned
into art project) presume subterranean still remains.
5. St Anne's Square, external still remains, subterranean now a
electrictity substation

If I know that then the MCC should kow this too and be able to pride the
detailed listed quested.

Yours faithfully,

Peter

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Dear Manchester City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Manchester City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Public Toilets'.

You have failed top respond in allotted time which is against FOI rules.

[ GIVE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR COMPLAINT HERE ]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Peter

Manchester City Council

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Dear Peter,

Re: - Request for information :  GAN/A8HKQL underground toilets

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on the 31 May 2016, and has been considered under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please see attached response on behalf of Capital Programmes and Property
Growth and Neighbourhoods Directorate

Yours sincerely,                                                      
Lorraine Clark
Capital Programmes and Property
Growth and Neighbourhoods Directorate
Manchester City Council

Postal Address:
Capital Programmes and Property
Growth and Neighbourhoods Directorate
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532 Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA

Email:  [email address]
Web:    www.manchester.gov.uk

 

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