William Eichler 30 November 2021

Councils urged to invest in public toilets

Councils urged to invest in public toilets  image

The majority of UK adults want more investment from local councils to ensure that public toilets are clean and safe, a new survey has revealed.

A poll of 2,000 adults, commissioned by specialist hygiene services provider Citron Hygiene, has found that one in three are unhappy about the cleanliness of the public toilets in their nearest town or city

Carried out by OnePoll, the survey found that seven in 10 adults would prefer to buy something from a nearby coffee shop to use the facilities than visit a free public toilet.

The study found that found 76% of UK adults believe a good quality public toilet is something their area can be proud of and 82% want more investment from local councils to ensure their public toilets are clean and safe.

Robert Guice, CEO at Citron Hygiene, said: ‘Washroom hygiene has never been more important, and it is clear many towns and cities across the country need to do more to provide a better public toilet experience.

‘When we are out and about, we shouldn’t dread having to find our nearest facilities, and when we do find one, the state of them shouldn’t make us think twice about using them.’

A freedom of information request by Unison last year discovered that more than a fifth (22%) of public toilets have been closed down since 2010 due to council funding cuts.

For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Road Worker

City of Bradford MDC
Band 6 £20,043 - £22,129 pa
Bradford Metropolitan District Council is looking for two Road Workers to join the Highway Delivery Unit. Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of Bradford MDC

Senior Practitioner - Family Support and Protection

Essex County Council
£41552 - £50290 per annum + + Free Parking & Local Gov Package
Closing Date
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning
Grade 5, £30,737 - £35,747 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Greater Cambridge Planning Enforcement Team Cambourne/Cambridge/Hybrid
Recuriter: Greater Cambridge Shared Planning

Assistant Engineer / Engineer

City of Bradford MDC
£24,920 - £34,373 pa
This is an opportunity to join the highway maintenance team Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of Bradford MDC

Technician - Maintenance Programmes (3 Posts)

Derbyshire County Council
£23,657 - £25,568 per annum - Plus market leading package (see below)
This is an exciting time to join our in-house Highways Service Hybrid
Recuriter: Derbyshire County Council

Partner Content

Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to make the bitumen.

Support from Effective Energy Group for Local Authorities to Deliver £430m Sustainable Warmth Funded Energy Efficiency Projects

Effective Energy Group is now offering its support to the 40 Local Authorities who have received a share of the £430m to deliver their projects on the ground by surveying properties and installing measures.

Pay.UK – the next step in Bacs’ evolution

Dougie Belmore explains how one of the main interfaces between you and Bacs is about to change.