Toilet closure short-sighted move
It is hard sometimes to justify to people outside this area why it would be a good idea to visit Tokoroa, and we are constantly trying. By visit I mean more than to use the public toilets in Leith place, and with the ladies only toilets in Bonaly St closed by the district council, shopping in the town for the local spenders (ladies) has taken another turn for the worse should they need such a facility in a hurry.
Local people need to be considered first and foremost, and public toilets are necessary. I suggest that Mr C Hobbs (our district’s chief executive) really acquaint himself with the toilet facilities he has advocated as alternatives to those in Bonaly St. I suggest he (and wife or partner) wait until they really need to go and a bus full of people pulls up outside the information centre.
The insanity of the suggestions made, defies belief and certainly makes me wonder about the type of people who run our district and where they get their information from. If I had worked in one place for 30 years, surely I would be the ‘‘go to’’ person to find out how many uses a day that facility had.
Just because we older folk have not the energy we once had does not mean the brains have dimmed nor has the ability to visualise/ see the damage to our society some council decisions will/ can make. Just in case any of the readers get taken short there are new toilet facilities in Putaruru and at Arapuni, all in our district.
We have been told the Leith Place toilets are to be upgraded; surely the closing of the Bonaly St toilets could have been left until the upgrades were completed.
J C Simcock, Tokoroa camps were around Kaiangaroa. Number 8 was near Commons Hill, Waotu and Number 9 was at Pinedale.
Bruce Snowsill, Tokoroa our deeply flawed electoral system but the Maori seats as well.
Denis Shuker, Cambridge