More public toilets across the city have reopened for spring and summer.
The sites that have been refurbished include Kings Esplanade, Daltons, Station Road and the Saltdean Undercliff public toilets.
Kings Esplanade and Daltons are now open, and the public toilets in Station Road and the Saltdean Undercliff will open in the next couple of weeks.
This was phase 1 of our public toilet refurbishment programme.
The refurbishments took place over the winter to allow us to keep the toilets open throughout the city’s busiest time of year.
We have invested a total of £1.333 million into public toilets across the city so far.
Carbon Neutral Fund
£126,500 of the investment came from the Carbon Neutral Fund to provide motion sensor lighting, flushes and taps.
Motion-activated bathroom fixtures save on the use of electricity and water across the newly refurbished sites.
We’re committed to becoming a carbon neutral city by 2030 by reducing the impacts of climate change through adaptation measures.
As well as improving the condition of the toilets, we’ve provided additional facilities to make them more accessible for everyone in Brighton & Hove.
This includes increasing the number of ambulant toilet facilities and providing additional Changing Places toilets across the city.
Changing Places toilets
Changing Places toilets are designed to support the needs of all people with disabilities.
They include a height-adjustable changing bench, an overhead track or mobile hoist, a peninsular toilet, privacy screen and enough space for up to two carers.
Daltons, located on the lower promenade by the zip wire, now has 2 additional male and female Changing Places toilet facilities.
Ambulant toilets are designed for people with disabilities who do not require extra space for a wheelchair or other supportive equipment. They include a coat hook, a lock lever and a grab rail.
All refurbished sites now include ambulant toilet facilities, with 3 at Daltons, one at Kings Esplanade by Hove Lawns, and 2 at the toilets at the Saltdean Undercliff and Station Road in Portslade.
All our sites have been improved to include additional facilities to benefit families.
Family rooms include a changing table and child’s toilet, which is smaller and more accessible. Family rooms can also be used as an additional cubicle when not in use by a family.
Daltons, Kings Esplanade and Saltdean Undercliff all now have family rooms available to use.
Due to the limited space of the Station Road toilets, a changing table has been included in both the men’s and women’s facilities so that a parent, carer or guardian can change a nappy in a private space, rather than in the communal area.
Daltons has 3 additional cubicles in the women’s facilities.
Kings Esplanade and Station Road both have one additional cubicle in the women’s facilities.
Saltdean Undercliff toilets have 4 additional cubicles in the women’s facilities and 2 additional cubicles in the men’s facilities.
We have also installed 4 additional urinals at Saltdean Undercliff.
Public toilets have reopened their doors
Councillor Tim Rowkins, Chair of the City Environment, South Downs and The Sea Committee, said: “Getting the city’s public toilets reopened is a top priority for us, and we’re very pleased to see these newly refurbished, accessible and inclusive facilities now available for our residents and visitors to use.
“Public toilets play an essential role in the accessibility of the city and the refurbishment plans have carefully considered the requirements of all residents and visitors.
“Each site now has ambulant toilet facilities and a new Changing Places Toilet can be found at Daltons on the seafront.
“With Kings Esplanade and Daltons now open, all our city centre seafront sites can be used by residents and visitors enjoying our beautiful beaches.
“Residents will be pleased to hear that we’re reopening the Saltdean Undercliff and Station Road public toilets in the next couple of weeks and have started to extend the opening hours of other public toilets across the city.
“We’re still recruiting more staff to look after the city’s public toilets and will reopen more over the next few months when positions have been filled.”
We’d love to hear from you
Do you want to help us reopen public toilets across the city?
The role involves driving from site to site keeping our public toilets clean, tidy and well stocked.
The salary is £26,487 including enhancements, pro rata per annum.
It’s a fixed term seasonal role until September with both full and part time roles available.
If you’d like to work in a friendly team and earn a great salary, we’d love to hear from you.
For an informal discussion about the role, email Joseph Mitchell on email@example.com or call 07759 135 858.