We’re installing 24 new toilets on the seafront this Friday in time for the busy bank holiday weekend.
The portable loos will be located at six sites with high footfall along the seafront, with the aim of easing queueing outside existing toilets. They will be open 24/7, with the existing toilets closing as normal at 8pm.
Each site will have four individual portaloo cubicles, with two sites in Brighton and four in Hove, where demand for public loos has grown significantly in the last year.
There will also be separate urinal blocks at four of the sites.
The locations, and nearest permanent toilets, are:
- Opposite the Artist’s Quarter near the carousel. Four loos plus one separate urinal. Distance to nearest permanent loo is Shelter Hall or Dalton’s Bastion 400m
- Next to the basketball court. Four loos plus one separate urinal. Nearest, Shelter Hall 200m
- Opposite Brunswick Square on Hove Lawns. Four loos plus one separate urinal. Nearest, Kings Esplanade 460m
- Opposite Adelaide Crescent on Hove Lawns. Four loos only. Nearest, Kings Esplanade 175m
- Opposite Grand Avenue on Hove Lawns. Four loos only. Nearest, Kings Esplanade 180m
- Hove St South near Hove Seafront Office. Four loos plus one separate urinal. Nearest, King Alfred 200m
Twenty public toilet sites in total
The six new temporary sites will add to the 14 existing permanent loos, meaning there will be 20 public toilets sites in total along the seafront. This includes the new toilets at Shelter Hall which opened last week.
There are also dozens of loos in the pubs, cafes and restaurants along the beach.
The temporary sites will be in place for 18 weeks until the beginning of September. They will be cleaned three times a day at the weekends, Bank Holidays and school holidays, and twice on weekdays.
We stock up as much as possible
We aim to stock up all our toilets as much as possible with loo paper and soap.
However, we cannot predict the amount individual people will use or, unfortunately, guarantee against theft.
We therefore encourage people to carry their own supplies were possible…just in case.