IT WAS a royal flush for Stratford District Council in this year’s Loo of the Year Awards.
Six of its facilities from across the district won gold awards and the public toilets in Stratford’s Waterside, received a platinum award.
All were in the ‘Non-Attended Public Toilet’ category, where the toilet service is run and maintained by the council’s in-house team along with its cleaning contractor, Kingdom Services Group.
The other award-winning toilets included the Bulls Head Yard in Alcester, High Street in Bidford, Station Road in Henley, Telegraph Street in Shipston, Wood Street in Southam and Priory Square in Studley.
Each entry is judged against criteria including baby changing, accessibility, space to change and hygiene room facilities.
All entries were subject to unannounced visits by inspectors.
Community services spokesman Coun Mike Brain said: “I’m delighted that the high standard of toilet facilities that we provide for members of the public to use has been recognised at these national awards. 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.”
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.