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Nottingham drinkers unsure over Wetherspoon’s plan to put cameras in toilets

todayJune 23, 2022

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Nationwide chain Wetherspoon has confirmed that they have installed cameras in the toilets of one of its pubs and Nottingham punters are not too keen on the idea. The pub company says they have installed CCTV in male and female toilets at the Van Dyck in Bristol.

The cameras do not cover the cubicles or urinals and have been designed to provide customer and staff safety. Yet Wetherspoon goers in Nottingham are unsure about the idea if it came to pubs in the city.

Shirley Moore, 71, from Beeston said: “I suppose they are to protect you. But I think it should be just outside the toilets, seeing who is going in or out and even in their stairwell.” Christine Nalor, 70, from Mansfield said: “It would put me off. I do not think cameras should be in the toilet, it would not make me feel safer.”

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Retired couple Colin and Ros from Coventry were visiting the Joseph Else in Market Square and said: “It it not too bad, as long as they were not too prominent. I have never had any problems in the toilets but I guess someone has for cameras to be added.”

Ros added: “We have never had any problems in Wetherspoons.” David Cruddance, 78, from Sutton in Ashfield said: “I do not think its required but I can understand it.

“It would be good for Friday nights and Saturday nights because there might be a lot of trouble with people or with drugs or beating ups. So I say [cameras should be used] not during the day but at night time. I feel sorry for the young people now when going out at night because it is dangerous.”

Speaking previously to Nottinghamshire Live, a Wetherspoon spokesman said: ”CCTV is in place in both the men’s and ladies’ toilets at the Van Dyck, Bristol. The cameras do not cover the cubicles.

“The cameras in the men’s toilet were designed so they did not capture images of the urinals. The decision to install the cameras was taken to promote customer and staff safety.

“It augments the existing CCTV system in the rest of the pub which is in place for the same reason. Signage alerting customers to the cameras is in place in both sets of toilets.“

It is unknown whether the chain has plans to add cameras to other pubs. Wetherspoon have been contacted for further comment to confirm this but have not replied on time of publishing.

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