Brighton and Hove's toilets win Loo of the Year Award

The Argus: Brighton and Hove's toilets win Loo of the Year Award Brighton and Hove's toilets win Loo of the Year Award

A council is flushed with success after its public toilets were deemed far better than bog standard.

Brighton and Hove City Council was given the overall Loo of the Year Award for 2013 following inspections of almost three dozen of its public conveniences.

Nineteen entries were nominated for platinum awards at this year's national awards and 16 entries were nominated for gold.

The council beat well-known names including Asda and Wetherspoons to win the coveted overall award at a ceremony in London earlier this month.

Three of the loos awarded this year were Western Esplanade, Rottingdean Undercliff and Kings Esplanade in Hove.

Pete West, chairman of the council's environment, transport and sustainability committee, said: “We are absolutely delighted with these awards.

“Standards have been raised while budgets have been squeezed, so to improve and be judged the best in the UK is a remarkable achievement.

“This is fantastic news, not just for the council, but for all our residents, people who work here and those who visit our city.

“But all credit must go to the dedicated team of staff from Wettons Clean-
ing Services who work so hard to achieve these constant high standards which continue to rise year after year."

A spokesman for Wettons said: “These awards have been the culmina- tion of Wettons teamwork and our partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council.

“We are all very proud of the achievements.”

Loo of the Year Awards managing director, Mike Bone, said: “Brighton and Hove City Council places significant importance on provision of a range of public toilets that meet the needs of all types of users.

“Although not all new, the toilets are cleaned and maintained to a high stan- dard and provide much needed facilities throughout the city, vital to residents and visitors.”

The awards are run every year by the British Toilet Association.

It comes just days after the local authority approved a detailed scrutiny report which looked at how the local authority could continue providing public toilets as the spending squeeze continues.

 

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9:02am Tue 17 Dec 13

The Prophet of Doom says...

It's all BHCC can manage: peddling sh*te.
It's all BHCC can manage: peddling sh*te. The Prophet of Doom

9:34am Tue 17 Dec 13

Phani Tikkala says...

"Loo of the year awards". Just about sums up the greens in B&HCC
"Loo of the year awards". Just about sums up the greens in B&HCC Phani Tikkala

9:52am Tue 17 Dec 13

Crystal Ball says...

A fitting accolade for such a, ahem, progressive and forward-thinking organisation who serve their paying residents so well.
A fitting accolade for such a, ahem, progressive and forward-thinking organisation who serve their paying residents so well. Crystal Ball

10:03am Tue 17 Dec 13

rayellerton says...

that is all well and good....but, we don't have enough of them. When you get caught short in this place it is definitely a big risk whether you make it to one or not
that is all well and good....but, we don't have enough of them. When you get caught short in this place it is definitely a big risk whether you make it to one or not rayellerton

11:18am Tue 17 Dec 13

Martha Gunn says...

A fitting tribute to the achievements of our beloved Green Council.
But hang on a minute - they don't even run them.
Looks like more Greenspeak.
A fitting tribute to the achievements of our beloved Green Council. But hang on a minute - they don't even run them. Looks like more Greenspeak. Martha Gunn

11:58am Tue 17 Dec 13

jyan says...

Well I suppose as the council couldn't organise a ****-up in a brewery this is the next best thing.
Well I suppose as the council couldn't organise a ****-up in a brewery this is the next best thing. jyan

12:14pm Tue 17 Dec 13

sussexram40 says...

I assume these toilets aren't cottages then
I assume these toilets aren't cottages then sussexram40

1:16pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Mark63 says...

What a fitting tribute to the bog standard council! Only good enough for the pan...
What a fitting tribute to the bog standard council! Only good enough for the pan... Mark63

9:10pm Tue 17 Dec 13

clubrob6 says...

The Prophet of Doom wrote:
It's all BHCC can manage: peddling sh*te.
But notice the council have not meantioned they did not even bother to open council run tourist attractions near the award winning toilet on hove seafront such as the mini golf course,they even destroyed one of our bowling greens and made it impossible for people to hire bowls.Its not the council that should be congratulated here but the toilet attendants that go the extra mile taking pride in there job.The toilets near the bowling greens on hove seafront are always spotless you even get disinfectant to wipe the toilet seat a job well done.
[quote][p][bold]The Prophet of Doom[/bold] wrote: It's all BHCC can manage: peddling sh*te.[/p][/quote]But notice the council have not meantioned they did not even bother to open council run tourist attractions near the award winning toilet on hove seafront such as the mini golf course,they even destroyed one of our bowling greens and made it impossible for people to hire bowls.Its not the council that should be congratulated here but the toilet attendants that go the extra mile taking pride in there job.The toilets near the bowling greens on hove seafront are always spotless you even get disinfectant to wipe the toilet seat a job well done. clubrob6

9:55pm Tue 17 Dec 13

whoee! says...

If your a straight man in Brighton you can't go anywhere near any public lavs lol Absolutely disgusting some of the goings on
If your a straight man in Brighton you can't go anywhere near any public lavs lol Absolutely disgusting some of the goings on whoee!

10:01pm Tue 17 Dec 13

We are the 99% says...

Just needs all the other loos to match this one!
Oh! Just realised!
There aren't any!
Just needs all the other loos to match this one! Oh! Just realised! There aren't any! We are the 99%

11:31pm Tue 17 Dec 13

High Wire says...

whoee! wrote:
If your a straight man in Brighton you can't go anywhere near any public lavs lol Absolutely disgusting some of the goings on
Like anyone would bother with you...
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: If your a straight man in Brighton you can't go anywhere near any public lavs lol Absolutely disgusting some of the goings on[/p][/quote]Like anyone would bother with you... High Wire

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