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Last Updated: Thursday, 9 November 2006, 10:32 GMT
Town resorts to disappearing loos
The pissoirs installed in Newquay
The pissoirs are targeted at late-night revellers
Open air toilets are being introduced in one of Cornwall's most popular resorts to stop people urinating in streets and in doorways.

The authorities in Newquay hope the French-style pissoirs, which rise up from the ground at night, will help clean up the resort's image.

The units are stored underground in the day for self-cleaning.

Three urinals have been installed in Fore Street, Cliff Road and Manor Road in the area of the main nightclubs.

Residents had complained about late-night revellers from pubs and clubs relieving themselves against walls and in the open.

Anne Boosey, Restormel Borough Council's cabinet member for the environment, said: "Young men using the street as a toilet is not how we would like the town portrayed.

"We needed to resolve the problem so that everyone in Newquay can benefit from the strong night-time economy."

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

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