A RESIDENT of Chester’s historic Rows is getting peed off with revellers using the historic woodwork as a toilet.

The homeowner, who wished to remain anonymous, sent The Standard photographs of men seemingly relieving themselves on two occasions outside his front door at the weekend.

He said: “People are still using the Row as a toilet! Can you put this in the paper as we have to get up in the morning and clean this mess up?”

The first incident happened at 1.11am on Saturday (March 3) and the second is time-stamped at 10.16pm on Sunday (March 4). Both occurred on the Bridge Street Row.

Police officers would have arrested the man for exposure or anti-social behaviour if they had caught him in the act but urinating in public is generally an offence prosecuted by the council.

Before Christmas, Cheshire West and Chester Council resurrected its ‘Pee-back’ scheme, which sees walls and surfaces painted with liquid-repellent paint designed to cause splash-back.

The idea was to protect the city's potentially vulnerable historic architecture while reducing pressure on street cleaners.

But judging by these latest photos it seems the message isn’t getting through to some people.

Both CWaC and the police have been approached for a comment.