Two Peterborough City Council-managed city
centre toilet facilities are flushed with success after being
awarded five stars in the national Loo of the Year awards 2010.
The toilets at the Welcome Centre at Car
Haven, behind the Town Hall, previously received the top award in
2007 and 2008, and those at the Northminster multi storey car park
by Peterborough City Market previously received the five-star award
in 2007 and the four-star award in 2008.
The Loo of the Year awards aim to encourage
the highest possible standards in all types of away from home or
public toilets. Entries are given a grading of between one and five
stars based on the results of an unannounced visit by a Loo of the
The toilets are judged on decor and
maintenance; signage and communication; cleanliness; provision of
fixtures and fittings; hygiene equipment; air quality; security;
accessibility; changing facilities and overall management and
The city council is currently in the process
of adapting the Welcome Centre at Car Haven to accommodate a
Changing Places facility which further aids disabled people using
the city centre.
Councillor Matthew Lee, deputy leader of the
city council, said: "It is really important to us that all our
public facilities are clean and well-maintained and kept to a
standard which people will want to use. These awards demonstrate
the hard work and care that goes into keeping our public lavatories
in an excellent condition. Well done to everyone involved."
Mike Heath, the city council's commercial
services director, said: "Our building design team designed and
project-managed the construction of these facilities, our
maintenance team repairs them and the building cleaning team
ensures that all city council buildings are maintained to the
"This is the third time that both toilets have
been highly rated by these awards and work will continue to keep
these and our other public facilities in a first class condition -
delivering a high quality, value for money service to users."
Representatives of the city council's building
cleaning team will be presented with the awards at a ceremony on
Friday 3 December 2010.