Most J.P.s have adjudicated on cases involving the ultimate human need to urinate in inappropriate places. Defendants can be summonsed on a variety of charges and sometimes one can but feel the utmost sympathy for such individuals…….there but for the grace of god go I……….The provision of town or city centre facilities when the pubs close is variable to say the least as are the obviously unpleasant results of such variability.
Chester City Management are trying to civilise the situation within normal shopping hours whereby the public can use the facilities at various retail establishments without the need to purchase anything or to be made an object of embarrassment. Unfortunately for late might revellers the story is not quite the same. But instead of being in the dock at the local magistrates` court the powers that be have devised an out of court disposal that they hope will act as a deterrent to future bladder incontinence; a walking tour of those areas favoured by late night public excreters. For the full flavour of the experience a short report can be read here.