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Staff cleaning public toilets in the Derbyshire Dales have been subject to verbal abuse over the past two weeks, a council has said.
All 10 of Derbyshire Dales District Council's public toilets reopened on 22 June after being closed for three months, with reduced hours of 11:00 to 15:00.
A district council spokesperson said: "In the main, the reopening has been successful, though, sadly, our staff have at times been subjected to verbal abuse from members of the public.
"However, following the reopening of retail, bars and restaurants as coronavirus lockdown eases, we believe it makes sense to extend opening hours."
The council said opening hours will be increased to 10:30 to 17:30, but added loos will be cleaned four times a day - during which time the toilets will temporarily close.
Officers said reopening facilities would help support the reopening of other businesses, including Bakewell Market, and would improve public use and the retention of health and safety in open spaces.
Ashley Watts, the authority's director of community and environmental services, said there was no "golden ticket" to avoid all risk by reopening public toilets but the council has an obligation to "find something that is workable".
Sarah Dines has been elected MP for Derbyshire Dales, holding the seat for the Tories with an increased majority.
The new MP beat Labour's Claire Raw by 17,381 votes, bettering the 14,327 majority of her predecessor, Sir Patrick McLoughlin, who announced his retirement in October.
Robert Court of the Liberal Democrats came third and the Green Party's Matt Buckler came fourth.
Voter turnout was down by 0.1 percentage points since the last general election.
More than 50,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.
One of the four candidates, Mr Buckler lost his £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.
This story was created using some automation.
Trevor Beamond used the BBC's Your Questions Answered form to ask who voters in the Derbyshire Dales constituency were being asked to choose between on 12 December.
In alphabetical order, the four candidates are Matt Buckler (Green Party), Robert Court (Liberal Democrats), Sarah Dines (Conservative) and Claire Raw (Labour).
Former Derbyshire Dales MP Sir Patrick McLoughlin (pictured) announced his retirement last month.
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Derbyshire Dales MP Patrick McLoughlin has said "the time is now right" for him to leave the cabinet after nearly 30 years on the front bench.
Sir Patrick said these are "anxious times" but they are "full of opportunity".
He said the country is in "good hands" in this letter he posed to his official Twitter account.
BBC political editor
Patrick McLoughlin has left his post as Conservative Party chairman.
The Derbyshire Dales MP has been replaced by Brandon Lewis.
We understand Mr McLoughlin told the Prime Minister some time ago he’d be happy to move on after eight years in cabinet.