11th Dec, 2019

Public toilets in Studley and Alcester flushed with success after being lauded in Loo of the Year Awards

Ross Crawford 16th Dec, 2018 Updated: 17th Dec, 2018

PUBLIC toilets in Studley and Alcester are flushed with success after being lauded in the Loo of the Year Awards.

The lavatories were two of seven facilities entered by Stratford District Council in the ‘non-attended public toilet category’ of the nationwide competition.

And both toilets, one in Priory Square in Studley, the other at Bulls Head Yard in Alcester, cleaned up with Gold Awards.

“The important thing about all towns is that people always remember the car parks and secondly the public conveniences,” said Councillor Mike Gittus (Con, Kinwarton)

“In Alcester we have excellent facilities and both of these are slap bang in the middle of our market town, so well done Stratford District Council.”

His views were echoed by Studley North and Mappleborough Green District Councillor Just in Kerridge who added: “Studley is a fantastic place with great facilities and I’m delighted the high standards include the public toilets.”

Public toilets in the district are run and maintained by the authority’s in-house team together with its cleaning contractor, Kingdom Services Group.

The Loo of the Year Awards have been identifying the best in Britain since 1987 and are recognised as standard setters for those who provide ‘away from home’ facilities for members of the public.

Each entry is judged against a variety of criteria that includes both male and female facilities, baby changing, accessibility, space to change and hygiene room facilities.

All entries were subject to unannounced visits by Loo of the Year Awards inspectors.

Coun Mike Brain (Con, Quinton), whose portfolio covers services for the community, said: “All credit must go to the District Council’s in-house team and our contractors, who work so hard to achieve these high standards, providing much needed facilities throughout the District, vital to residents and visitors.”

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