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Letter: Spending a Penny is More Convenient in Bristol

Published on: 14 Apr, 2022
Updated on: 14 Apr, 2022

From: Barry Williams

In response to: Council Announces Which Public Toilets To Go

Guildford might learn from Bristol how to spend a penny.

Having just visited Bristol for a few days I and my bladder were impressed by the Bristol Community Toilet Scheme; a partnership between the city council, businesses, community venues, museums etc, which is a great help to those visiting the city and its attractions.

Over 90 venues are signed up to the initiative and provide their toilets free of charge for use by members of the public. Anyone can use the toilet without having to make a purchase. Members of the scheme display a window sticker showing what facilities are available at their venue.

Could Guildford offer something similar? Let’s hear from GBC and Experience Guildford.

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Responses to Letter: Spending a Penny is More Convenient in Bristol

  1. Dave Middleton Reply

    April 14, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Bearing in mind that GBC has “gifted” many hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of pounds of local taxpayers’ money to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre over past decades, with a further six hundred thousand pounds to come over the next three years, perhaps the toilets at that venue should be designated and clearly signposted as public toilets during opening hours?

  2. Rose Furnival Reply

    April 17, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    This letter is misleading. There may be toilets in Bristol where you would expect to find them, for example in museums, but these are only available whilst the venue is open. There is a dire lack of public loos despite it being a key element of Bristol’s cycling-obsessed council’s “Active Travel” policy adopted back in 2019.

    I note that one of the establishments on BCC’s webpage has been closed for two years. I hope GBC can do much better than this.

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