Worryingly, the number of public toilets across the UK has fallen by a third in five years. Public toilets are a discretionary service which councils are under no obligation to provide. Local authorities have closed more than 180 public toilet blocks across the North East and Cumbria in the last 10 years. It's cost: the cost of making them accessible to the disabled, the cost of keeping them clean and safe and graffiti free. While lav_reviews
doesn't usually concentrate on run-of-the-mill loos, it's a worrying thought that they might not be run-of-the-mill if there aren't any.The British Toilet Association
campaigns for more public loos and it has a Toilet Charter.
Adequate directions to the toilets
Adequate facilities for female toilet users
Hot and cold running water to wash basins
Provision for hand drying
Lockable toilet tissue dispensers
Sanitary disposal units
Fully equipped access toilets
Properly equipped baby change facilities
Effective cleaning regime
And I guess we need to add 'open'.