Better public toilets and how to finance them


The British Toilet Association (BTA) campaigns for better public toilets for all. The BTA says: "Our mission is to represent the interest and aspirations of ‘away from home’ toilet providers, suppliers and users of all types and to act as the catalyst for change in the pursuit of standards of excellence in all areas of public toilet provision and management.”

The BTA ‘mission statement’ says that:

  • Britain’s public toilets were once the envy of the world
  • In recent years, significant number of public toilets have been closed down
  • We need more and better toilets
  • Let’s stop the rot

Some providers of public toilets such as the W12 shopping complex in west London have installed toilet turnstiles to help defray the costs of providing public conveniences to those using their shops. The advantage of coin operated system supplied and installed by Tensor plc is that it is not only an income stream but also a better method of providing security at the same time.

The BTA have produced a video about the thousands of hidden dangers in Britain’s washrooms. Log onto the web address www.britloos.co.uk to see it for yourself.

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