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Collapse Issue 493 - 4 May 2020Issue 493 - 4 May 2020
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Petrol is cheaper at Broken Hill than on the Peninsula
Nine groups granted a total of almost $200,000
Bridge safety plan 'overkill', says association
Permission obtained for remembrance activities
John Twiner pays his respects
Council provides financial relief to ratepayers
Cancelled event turns a profit for thankful Rotary club
Community groups ask visitors to stay at home
Repairs made to walking track in national park
The Bays residents' lives change dramatically
Group asks residents to remain vigilant against weed
Travel card eligibility widened
Cafe closes after suffering break-in
Driest fortnight this year
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Ratepayers are becoming desperate
Confidence wanted in council management of funds
Work from home after lockdown ends
Esplanade footpath needs access for scooters and bikes
Extended library services should be expanded
Fuel profiteering as we are asked to pull together
Queensland Council installs toilet soap dispensers
Council replies to toilet letter
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Pearl Beach resident starts online support group
New aged care wing to be named Pozieres House
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Little Theatre turns to video conferencing
Carol's quilting selected for Australasian finals
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Students' return based on house groups
Students to be continue to study online
Work packs prepared for five weeks
Umina campus starts staged returns next Monday
School canteen to re-open on Monday
Preschool will meet in groups of 10
Pick-up process changed at Woy Woy South
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Killcare Surf Life Saving Club reports active season
Bay-to-Bay run cancelled
Cricket awards held by social media live stream
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Hoop pines planted to represent Woy Woy's fallen

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.

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