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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 July 2006, 14:55 GMT 15:55 UK
Pissoirs installed in resort town
The pissoirs being installed in Newquay
The pissoirs only appear at night
Three French-style open air toilets are being installed at one of Cornwall's most popular resorts to stop people urinating in streets and in doorways.

The authorities in Newquay hope the pissoirs, which will be raised up from the ground at night, will help clean up the resort's image.

They will only be seen at night and during the day will be stored underground for self-cleaning.

They are being installed in Fore Street, Cliff Road and Manor Road.

'Successful experiments'

Restormel Borough Councillor Anne Boosey said: "The night time economy is very important to Newquay, Restormel and indeed the whole of the tourism economy of Cornwall.

"This is the first of three permanent pissoirs to be installed in Newquay and follows on from the successful temporary site experiments over the past 12 months or so," she said.

The facilities at the station square in Cliff Road and the junction of Marcus Hill with Manor Road will be installed once the work at Fore Street car park is complete.

They have already been used in a number of cities including London, Liverpool, Reading, Durham, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Belfast.

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