Haringey Community Toilets Scheme

Through the Community Toilets Scheme, businesses like pubs and shops help us provide more toilets in Haringey which are: 

  • clean 
  • safe 
  • accessible 

Our interactive map gives toilet locations and facilities available.  

Premises taking part in the scheme display stickers on their doors and windows. The stickers show male, female and wheelchair accessible facilities. 

You can use the toilet facilities when the premises is open without buying anything.  

Businesses have the right to refuse access in exceptional circumstances. 

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What we’re doing to improve public toilets 

We understand how important public toilets are. We are exploring ways to improve them, including: 

  • evaluating the toilets we manage and making needed improvements to make them more pleasant to use 
  • looking at ways of working with other public bodies and businesses to provide toilet facilities 
  • carrying out research to make sure we’re providing public toilets where they’re most needed  
  • exploring ways of providing well-equipped toilets that are: 
    • vandal-proof 
    • safe 
    • accessible for all to use 

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Service challenges 

There are many challenges facing us in providing public toilets. 

No funding 

There is no legal requirement for us to provide public toilets or government funding for it. This means we must find the money elsewhere and other services may take priority. 

Anti-social behaviour  

Vandalism and graffiti in public toilets are a big problem and a huge drain on resources. It’s the reason why many public toilets have closed.  

Other forms of anti-social behaviour threaten the safety of genuine visitors to public toilets. Solutions are difficult and / or expensive to provide. 

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Page Last Updated:

February 16, 2023

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