Toilets strike gold in Loo of the Year Awards

Malvern Hills District Council is flushed with success after its public toilets struck gold in the annual Loo of the Year Awards.

Run by the British Toilet Association, the awards rank loos provided by different organisations on a range of factors, which together make them clean, safe and hygienic.

Councils, hotels, shopping centres and more take part in the competition. Inspectors pay a visit to each toilet before issuing a bronze, silver, gold or platinum rating.

The eight public loos Malvern Hills District Council looks after in Malvern, Tenbury and Upton were entered into the contest, with seven achieving gold status and one being given a silver rating.

Malvern Hills District Council will officially be presented with the awards on Friday, 4 December at a ceremony in Solihull where they will also find out their place in the national league table.

Last year the council finished 15th but is hoping to improve on that this time around.

Cllr Bronwen Behan, portfolio holder for environment on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “We’re delighted with these results which are a testament to the hard work of our staff. We know the provision of public toilets are important to residents and visitors and we’re proud to say our loos are amongst some of the best in the country.”

The seven toilets which received gold status are:

Grange Road, Malvern

Edith Walk, Malvern

Barnards Green, Malvern

Teme Street, Tenbury

Market Street, Tenbury

Hanley Road, Upton-upon-Severn

Worcester Road, Malvern

The toilet which received silver status is:

High Street, Upton-upon-Severn