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Loughborough loos shine with platinum award

Published: Wed 17th February, 2021

Public conveniences in Loughborough have once again received national recognition for their high standards of facilities and cleanliness.

The Market Place toilets in Loughborough, which are operated and maintained by the borough council, have achieved a platinum award and is the national winner for the full-time attended public toilets category in the Loo of the Year Awards.

The Council staff members who maintain the facility were also awarded with the Washroom Cleaner of the Year Award and recognised for their commitment to maintain the facilities to a high standard.

Cllr Jenny Bokor, the Council’s lead member for Loughborough said: “We are delighted the toilets in Market Place have once again been recognised as a high-quality facility in the town centre.

“The toilets are located right at the heart of the town centre and provide a fantastic range of facilities to meet the needs of visitors in the town.

“This is the second year running they have achieved platinum at the awards. Our cleaning staff work incredibly hard to achieve this standard and last year was no exception. I would like to pass my thanks on to everyone involved in maintaining these public conveniences.”

The Market Place toilets have a range of facilities available to visitors of the town and include baby changing facilities and a disabled toilet. They are usually open seven days a week between 9am and 5pm, except Thursday and Saturday (market days) when they are open 8.30am to 5.30pm. Due to the pandemic the opening hours are slightly different and for more information, visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/toilets

The Loo of the Year Awards are run independently and were first established in 1987. The awards encourage the highest possible standards in all ‘away from home’ washrooms and each entry is assessed against criteria which covers both male and female facilities, as well as any baby changing, accessibility, changing places, space to change or hygiene room facilities.