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Public toilet petition online

Published 3rd November, 2011 by Neil Nixon

Public toilet petition online

Public toilets are not always available where or when you need them - there is often a queue at the ladies, and facilities for disabled people, children and for changing babies are not always adequate.

However, public toilet provision is at the discretion of local authorities, and there is currently no legal requirement for councils to provide any toilets at all. In fact, 40% of public toilets have closed in the last 10 years. The campaign group ‘We need the Loo’, a joint venture between the Women’s Design Service, the British Toilet Association and the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, has therefore launched an online petition to ask the government to make adequate public toilet provision a legal requirement.

If you would like to play your part in ensuring we have public toilets as part of more sustainable, comfortable and inclusive communities, please publicise this petition. It has its own Facebook page, and the petition can be found by searching for public toilets on the government’s e-petition web site, or by using this link -
The e-petition website allows anyone to put up a petition, and if any petition gets at least 100,000 signatures, it will be eligible for debate in the House of Commons. So we urge people to sign it, and pass the information on to others so that they can also sign it, and hopefully help bring about truly sustainable communities.