Public toilet issues cause a stink

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The condition of Campbeltown’s public toilets is causing a stink in the community.

A post about the ‘disgusting’ state of the Bolgam Street loos on the Wee Toon Community Noticeboard Facebook group last week received almost 70 comments from people expressing a similar opinion about the facilities.

The issues raised included the ‘filthy’ conditions, lack of soap and hand sanitiser and broken toilet bowls.

Similar comments were made about the facilities at the town’s only other public toilets at Pensioner’s Row.

Some people said they were embarrassed that visitors to the area had to use the toilets and there was particular disappointment at the loos ‘letting the area down’ given that the town centre currently looks ‘lovely’ with ‘fabulous’ floral displays brightening it up.

After reading the comments, Councillor John Armour contacted Argyll and Bute Council officers to ask for the problem to be addressed.

He was told that a deep clean of all local public conveniences would be arranged as soon as possible – expected to be some time this week – and there would be an increase in the number of inspections at the Bolgam Street toilets throughout the day.