A COMMUNITY councillor believed that all public loos needed to be 'flushed away' this week back in 2011.

Tom Marshall said that the facilities in Largs should be demolished because they were a 'disgrace' and embarrassment to the town.

At a meeting of Largs Community Council, members also slammed the dilapidated state of many of the public conveniences and called for the council to act to either tart them up or flatten them.

Elsewhere, a well known pianist, who had been a regular performer in Largs down the decades, died after suffering a heart attack.

Terry Martin had recently celebrated his 75th birthday and was an ever-present at Nardini’s on a Sunday afternoon.

Terry had previously performed at the Brisbane House Hotel in Largs and Chu-Chu’s restaurant in West Kilbride.

In other news, a meeting of Largs Community Council heard how people were parking illegally in disabled bays in the town while householders in a Largs street were up in arms over a sewage pump problem causing odours 24 hours per day.

The pumping station site at Buchanan Street to the north of Largs had broken down in November and was yet to be properly fixed.

We also told how greenbelt behind Castlepark in Fairlie was set to be used for 85 new houses under provisional plans to extend the village and how the Young Gardeners at Fairlie Organic Garden had received an award from the RSPB.

The Bronze Wild Action award from the R.S.P.B was awarded for special tasks to help wildlife and was presented to Rebecca Sharland, Alexandra Harris, Layla Harris, Katya Creith, Stella Busby, Leanne Mallet, Iona Gordon, Rhona Maxwell, Alexander Maxwell and Kate and James Fishwick.

The children had been helping to develop a wildlife area in the garden, as well as growing vegetables.

Our pages also showcased the first wedding fayre in Gallowgate Square while Largs Academy pupils got the opportunity of work experience at various locations around the town as Fairlie Primary pupils built some Viking vessel models for a school project.

In sport, Largs Thistle beat league leaders Pollok 1-0 at Barrfields Park courtesy of a goal from Paul Coyle. Before the game, a poignant one minute’s silence was held in memory of Brian Connick, the father of keeper Stephen.