Loos on the nose
OUR story yesterday on the state of Coffs Harbour’s public toilets has certainly caused a stink with our readers.
It seems plenty of you agree with Korora’s Jan Russell who said public toilets in the CBD were woeful and the sooner they were cleaned up the better.
She encountered a woman last week who was shocked when she entered a toilet in the Park Avenue car park.
“The smell practically knocked her out and they were in a disgusting state,” Mrs Russell said.
“They drove around to the Riding Lane (Castle Street car park) toilets and found they were worse.
“She said they had travelled all around Australia and the toilets in our town were the worst and filthiest she had ever encountered anywhere.”
We invited readers to send in their experiences, with the following comments fired in by email yesterday.
“Park Ave toilets have been on the nose for 15 years that I know of. And it’s about time something was done about it.
“And it’s a cop-out for the council to say it’s done by contractors.
“What happened to quality control, Coffs Council?” – Rocket Rod
“I’m so glad that someone else has complained.
“It is unbelievable that other than in the Palms Centre, there is no decent clean toilet facilities in town.
“I used the toilets near Woolworths car park about a year ago and will never go in there again.
“It stunk so bad of urine, I crouched above the toilet seat as there seemed to be urine all over it and I was standing in urine on the floor.
“You’d be mad to sit on those seats." – Donna Mossman
“Some months ago, when the parents room in the Palms Centre was being refurbished, I was redirected by a staff member of the Palms Centre to use the Park Avenue toilets to breastfeed and change my baby.
“As a local I said no way, but visitors would have no choice.” – Kirsten Nugent