A SERVICE station in Warminster has found itself under fire after not having working toilet facilities for almost three weeks during the school summer holidays, a peak time for travellers.

The service station, previously known as Granada garage but now owned by Euro Garages, has recently erected two Portaloos in the car park of the complex since the toilet facilities were first out of order almost three weeks ago.

However, many people feel that this is not good enough in the busy period of the school summer holidays when lots of families are travelling.

A builder who works in Warminster who did not want to be named said: “I think it is out of order that the services don’t have working toilet facilities, especially through the school summer holidays.

“We use these services a lot when we travel around the area but it is the families that I feel bad for.

“They are going to need to stop and use the loo while travelling to and from their summer holidays.

“Having to use Portaloos in these weather conditions with the heat is unpleasant and very unhygienic

“I phoned the owner of the garage a few times to see when the toilets will be back up and running but I have had no response.

“It is unacceptable, especially at this time of year.”

Others shared their concerns on social media.

Sarah Leete Granada commented: “We went to Subway and the person serving us said they have had to remove all tables and chairs so they offer only a takeaway service to meet the regulations for toilets and restaurants.”

Tony Clark said: “The toilets in the main complex have been closed for two weeks.

“They have Portaloos in the car park.”

A manager at the Burger King at the complex told the Wiltshire Times that the Euro Garages are undergoing a mayor renovation, and the toilets will not be back in working order until after the work is completed.

A Euro Garages spokesperson said: “Our Warminster site on the A350 is due to close temporarily this month while we invest in an extensive renovation.

“We expect the site to be reopened in mid-October and in the meantime we have provided temporary toilets for the welfare of our customers.

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused while the site is closed.”