Council replies to toilet letter
Peninsula News published my letter on March 30 about the appalling state of public toilets in the Woy Woy area and elsewhere.
I also sent this letter to the Central Coast Council and now have a reply which states: "This toilet block is being considered in council's 10-year plan for a refurbishment or rebuild."
This is not a commitment to do anything other than consider the situation inside 10 years.
Council's reply also states: "Council does not provide soap or soap dispensers in public toilets due to a history of them being subject to vandalism, resulting in soap on the floors. There is a high risk of people slipping and injuring themselves."
Given the community instructions on hand washing to limit the coronavirus, I would suggest this is not seriously addressing the issue of public health.
There are ways to minimise this vandalism if the matter is considered important enough.
Email, 17 Apr 2020
John Taylor, Woy Woy