RIBBONS and posters in support of the Golden Square pool have been taken down by City of Greater Bendigo council workers and vandals, council acting chief executive officer Marg Allan says.
Ms Allan said the council removed blue Chux wipes from High Street and other public property because they were a pollution risk.
There were also concerns about black and white signs that list council workers’ phone numbers.
“Signs and blue bows made from Chux super wipes have been removed from city parks and other assets because they are ending up as litter,” Ms Allan said.
“Many signs have been ripped down by vandals and left on the ground and there is a risk the Chux super wipes will end up in drains and pollute creeks and waterways.
“If people have genuine issues they should phone 5434 6000 as there is no guarantee that someone will always be available to answer the phone numbers that appear on the signs.”
But Save our Golden Square Pool’s Linda Howell said the community action group was not responsible for the Chux wipes or the black and white signs.
Ms Howell has designed a blue sign and is selling blue ribbons to people who want to show support.
She said up to 30 black and white signs were spotted across the neighbourhood before they all disappeared. “I don’t know who is making them and putting them up,” she said.
Ms Allan said progress was being made between the council and the community group. “A pool petition has been lodged and officers are preparing a report for the council.”