14 November 2013

Flushed with pride


Brighton & Hove City Council’s public loos have again been nominated for a number of National and UK Loo of the year awards. The excellent care and presentation of public conveniences are just some of the reasons for the year on year nominations.

This year the grades that have been awarded are better than ever, with 34 loos being visited, 18 entries have been awarded for Platinum awards and 16 for Gold. Last year the authority was awarded 14 gold awards and 18 silver. Three of the loo’s that have been awarded with a grade this year are Western Esplanade where the photographs were taken, Rottingdean Undercliff and Kings Esplanade Hove.

The results for the regional and national awards will be announced at the 2013 Loo of The Year Awards on Friday 6th December.

Councillor Pete West, Chair of the Environment, Transport and sustainability committee said; This is tremendous news, the grades are very well deserved and testimony to hard work of staff who have kept our loos pristine”

Mike Bone Managing Director on behalf of Loo of the Year Awards said;

“We are very encouraged that despite many local authorities closing public toilets, Brighton & Hove City Council continues to provide a large range of facilities to meet all types of users needs to the best of their ability. Although many of the toilet buildings are not new, the Council provides a high level of facilities which are cleaned and maintained to a consistent high standard. Any National or UK Awards received at the Loo of the Year Awards Event on 6th December will be well deserved.”

Wettons have been working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council since 1999, cleaning and maintaining the public conveniences. Wettons has maintained the high level of hygiene throughout Brighton & Hove making these grades and nominations possible at such a high standard.

Wettons said:

“We work together to ensure that the residents and visitors to the Brighton & Hove area have use of the best possible "away from home" toilets and We are all extremely proud and pleased that the hard work carried out by the Wettons cleaning and maintenance operatives has been recognised again by the British Toilet Association.”