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messageare any toilet facilities open in Dulwich park?
Posted by chaz123 May 21, 04:04PM

Hi,

I was wondering is there are any toilet facilities open in Dulwich park?

Thanks,

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Posted by Zig-Zag May 21, 04:51PM

Not unless something has changed since last week. Very annoying and difficult esp. for children and older people amongst others of course

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Posted by seenbeen May 21, 05:46PM

There are no toilets open anywhere around here....that is why if you walk around the perimeter of the park, Alleyns' Field and memorial gardens yo will smell human pee, and even see people peeing, as I did in the park on Sunday

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Posted by richard tudor May 21, 06:00PM

Can you not use the toilet facilities in the main office block? or do staff have to keep their legs crossed all day?

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Posted by KidKruger May 21, 10:13PM

The public loos in the park have been closed for weeks.
They should put a sign in the gates because for some people getting caught short is a problem.

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Posted by NewWave May 21, 10:44PM

Yes surrounding areas really do smell of wee and I have even seen soiled underwear thrown under a hedge.
The lack of any public loos has been a bit of a mare tbh on my daily exercise in this hot weather I'm scared to drink any water because I'm sure to need the loo (older persons bladder problems!)so I get home utterly parched!

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Posted by yorksgirl May 21, 11:06PM

It is an awful moment when you realise that there is nowhere, absolutely nowhere open. Didn't they invent some ingenious device for astronauts? Or would you actually have to wear a space suit for that to work?

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Posted by KidKruger May 22, 08:40AM

And I'm sure there's no flexibility for those poor souls caught short and needing to head for the bushes !

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Posted by AntP2015 May 22, 08:52AM

I imagine they aren't opening the toilets as it's very hard to police their use. They are also discouraging people from going out to the park (or out in general) for long periods of time. Think of the poor Southend End beach that was inundated with people. The sea would have taken a battering. Perhaps people should stay at home a little longer.

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Posted by jimlad48 May 22, 09:15AM

yorksgirl Wrote:
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> It is an awful moment when you realise that there
> is nowhere, absolutely nowhere open. Didn't they
> invent some ingenious device for astronauts? Or
> would you actually have to wear a space suit for
> that to work?

Having read a few astronaut books, the 'ingenious device' they use is an adult sized disposable nappy!

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Posted by KidKruger May 22, 10:32AM

Fair point.

AntP2015 Wrote:
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> I imagine they aren't opening the toilets as it's
> very hard to police their use. They are also
> discouraging people from going out to the park (or
> out in general) for long periods of time. Think of
> the poor Southend End beach that was inundated
> with people. The sea would have taken a battering.
> Perhaps people should stay at home a little
> longer.

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Posted by yorksgirl May 22, 11:26AM

jimlad48 Wrote
>
> Having read a few astronaut books, the 'ingenious
> device' they use is an adult sized disposable
> nappy!

Now have much more respect for astronauts. Clearly the most heroic thing they did.

I hope the Council is supporting its staff to clean up the resulting mess that is being left by caught-short parks users especially given the knowledge that the virus survives a long time - 14 days? - in poo.

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Posted by KidKruger May 22, 12:28PM

surely people aren't pooing in the park ?

yorksgirl Wrote:
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> jimlad48 Wrote
> >
> > Having read a few astronaut books, the
> 'ingenious
> > device' they use is an adult sized disposable
> > nappy!
>
> Now have much more respect for astronauts. Clearly
> the most heroic thing they did.
>
> I hope the Council is supporting its staff to
> clean up the resulting mess that is being left by
> caught-short parks users especially given the
> knowledge that the virus survives a long time -
> 14 days? - in poo.

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Posted by binkylilyput May 22, 01:25PM

Not having toilets open isn't exactly encouraging people to wash their hands......which is meant to be the single most effective strategy to avoid the virus (other than staying indoors 100%)

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Posted by Frankito May 22, 02:36PM

That doesnt seem to make much sense if that is the case as the tennis courts have been open all week in both Dulwich Park and nearby Belair..

ntP2015 Wrote:
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> I imagine they aren't opening the toilets as it's
> very hard to police their use. They are also
> discouraging people from going out to the park (or
> out in general) for long periods of time. Think of
> the poor Southend End beach that was inundated
> with people. The sea would have taken a battering.
> Perhaps people should stay at home a little
> longer.

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Posted by yorksgirl May 22, 02:47PM

In effect you can only use the parks if you live within walking distance ( the individual's personal walking distance), or a short drive (and have a car).

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Posted by Applespider May 22, 10:28PM

yorksgirl Wrote:
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> It is an awful moment when you realise that there
> is nowhere, absolutely nowhere open. Didn't they
> invent some ingenious device for astronauts?

Agreed. If you suffer from urge incontinence, the current situation must be very difficult with so many places closed.

I'm not entirely sure I'd call it ingenious and you'll definitely want a secluded spot and some sanitiser but a SheWee makes using a plastic bottle possible. It's proven invaluable at festivals when camping at a distance from the facilities.

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Posted by AntP2015 May 23, 12:07AM

Not sure of the link between tennis courts and toilets? I think I am missing something. I played tennis many times before and not needed the loo.

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Posted by macutd May 23, 06:34AM

there should be a sign saying one in. one out on the door and they should be cleaned twice a day.
and that goes for all toilets. People need to use the loo when they go out

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Posted by womanofdulwich May 23, 09:18AM

I think you just have to limit your activity according to your own needs. I'm sure you've been on long car/coach journeys when you have to manage for 3 hours.

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Posted by seenbeen May 23, 10:08AM

I wouldn't use the loos even if they were open. The spread from urine and faeces was documented at the start- remember diarrhoea and intestinal upset was a symptom.
[www.news-medical.net]
Also when you flush, if the lid is not down, the urine and faeces are aerosolized into the air...that was in the news some years ago as a warning to people who leave their toothbrushes etc open in a bathroom with a toilet
Might explain why public loos are not open at all!

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Posted by fishbiscuits May 23, 10:42AM

People are really not supposed to be going out for long periods of time. Do your exercise and go home again. Go to the toilet before you leave home, FFS! Most of us can hold it in for a while!

If you have an actual medical condition, then you have my honest sympathy, but I'm not sure what the answer is other than to unfortunately limit your activity even more than the rest of us.

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Posted by macutd May 24, 08:41AM

I bet you'll get arrested whipping that out in Dulwich park!!!

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Posted by heartblock May 24, 09:58AM

People are pooing and peeing in bushes. Reported on r4 today. Just open the toilets so people can also wash their hands.

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Posted by KidKruger May 24, 10:00AM

heartblock - people are pooing in the bushes at Dulwich Park, are you sure ?

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Posted by womanofdulwich May 24, 11:53AM

Yes of course they are, they always have, but more so now.

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Posted by Soylent Green May 24, 11:56AM

I think the toilets were closed initially to reduce the amount of time spent in parks and also to stop cross-contamination from touching doors, handles and taps.

Now that the rules have changed and people can spend longer than an hour in the park, reopening toilets with the caveat 'Covid 19 can stay on hard surfaces for three days', makes sense.

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Posted by joom May 24, 12:14PM

Tena lady/man!!!

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Posted by seenbeen May 24, 06:31PM

People are travelling unnecessarily because they can....saw about 10 cars outside the Alleyn's field today and there were loads of people in there- no toilets there and it stinks around the edge where there are peoples' garden gates....disgusting and unnecessary.
Alleyn's is my nearest open space but can't be used really just for walking around.


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