Wokingham Borough Council is inviting all businesses in Wokingham and Woodley town centres that have toilets available to the general public to get in touch if they would like to join Local Loos – the council’s public toilets scheme.
The scheme sees cafés, restaurants, leisure centres, libraries and other businesses allowing the public to use their toilets for free. The council pays each of these businesses a fee for the facility to be made available so that residents and visitors can use them for free.
Peter Baveystock, waste and recycling manager at Wokingham Borough Council, said: "We currently have 14 different Local Loo partners in the Wokingham Borough but we’re looking for new partners in both Wokingham and Woodley to further expand the scheme."
Businesses who take part in the scheme can be identified by the Local Loo sign on their window and/ or door so that residents and visitors know where they can use a toilet. However, the council is currently looking at ways to improve the signage for this scheme so that everyone can more easily identify the nearest toilet and how to access it.
Cllr Angus Ross, executive member for environment, said: "We have 14 different Local Loo partners (11 with disabled access) signed up and operating cleaner, safer and convenient toilets for residents and visitors across the Wokingham Borough. But I am keen that we do ensure the widest possible choice and work with the town councils and businesses to provide the best possible facilities."
Any businesses who would like to apply to join the scheme should contact Peter Baveystock, waste and recycling manager, on (0118) 974 6338 or email: email@example.com.