A straight flush for Guildford's Toilets

A review by the Executive Committee found that the 17 public toilets in Guildford are well used and maintained.

Other items discussed were the current free provision of toilets, the possible closure of the Home Farm toilet in Stoke Park, and a plan to financially support a new accessible 'Changing Places' toilet. 

Cllr David Goodwin, Lead Councillor for Licensing, Parking, Refuse, Recycling says: "It is important to keep toilets in Guildford free of charge and to improve accessibility for all residents, visitors and workers." 

Another key priority is to continue to work hard to improve accessibility for the disabled in Guildford by financially supporting a Changing Places toilet with retail partners, which would be the first in the area.

Cllr David Goodwin adds: "A Changing Places toilet meets the needs of those with complex disabilities and includes more space and additional features such as an adult-sized changing bench with hoisting system, space for up to two carers, a centrally placed toilet and privacy screen."

The Council is also considering the closure of Home Farm toilet, in Stoke Park, due to the high costs of refurbishing the site. A consultation will take place later this year before a decision is made.

Published on Wednesday 17 July.