Survey flushes out best and worst toilets

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 January 2013

North Somerset Council.

North Somerset Council.


THE results of a survey of all 28 loos across the district reveal which ones are best-used, and which ones are in the worst condition.

North Somerset Council carried out the survey over the course of three months last year when it fitted counting devices in the facilities to measure their usage.

The survey results revealed Wrington’s toilets are currently the most expensive in the district, costing the council 48p each time someone uses the facilities, with an annual cost of £6,640 to run them and an average of 38 people a day using them.

Blagdon’s loos, which cost £4,413 annually, are next dearest with the average visit costing 40p.

The facilities at the Winter Gardens in Weston are the most cost-effective, costing just 4p a visit.

The toilets opposite Oxford Street on Weston’s seafront had the highest average usage, with 1,332 people a day.

The overall average daily use of toilets across the district was 8,943 people.

Facilities at The Maltings in Worle were among those in the worst condition, being described as in a ‘very poor’ state in the survey.

The toilets at Locking Road car park were described as ‘poor’, while the gents facilities at Ashcombe Park were described as being in the same condition.

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