The London Assembly are to hold a public meeting seeking the views of Londoners on the provision of public toilets.
London councils operate more than 500 public toilets across the capital but, according to the Assembly “there is a general perception that public toilets in London are becoming few and far between”.
Questions to be asked at the meeting include:
- How easy is it to find a public loo in London?
- Are they clean, safe and accessible?
- How do London’s toilets compare to other world cities?
- How much is a reasonable amount to charge for using a good quality loo?
- Would you be willing to pay more tax to improve public toilets?
- Should cafes and restaurants open their toilets to the public, regardless of whether they are customers?
Joanne McCartney AM, who is leading the Assembly’s investigation, said:
“For many Londoners, knowing where the nearest toilet is – whether it’s provided by the local council or a local café – is a big issue. We want to hear Londoners’ views on improving the quantity and quality of all public toilets.”
The meeting will take place at 2:30pm on Monday, 16th January 2006 in the Chamber at City Hall. All Londoners are invited to attend.