Haringey Community Toilets Scheme

The Community Toilets Scheme enable local business like pubs, restaurants and shops to work together with the Council to make more clean, safe and accessible toilets available to the public.

 

Our interactive map shows the different locations and facilities that are available. Premises participating in the scheme display stickers on their doors and windows showing male, female and wheelchair accessible facilities.

Members of the public can use these toilet facilities during the premises opening hours and without the need to make a purchase. Businesses have the right to refuse access entry in exceptional circumstances.

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Reporting Problems

If you would like to report a problem with one of our public toilets you can use the report a problem page, or contact the Veolia Haringey Contact Centre:

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What the council is doing to improve public toilets

We realise the importance of public toilets and are exploring ways to improve them, including:

  • assessing the toilets that we already have, making necessary improvements to make them more pleasant to use.
  • exploring ways of providing public toilets in partnership with other public bodies or local businesses;
  • carry out research across the borough to make sure that we are providing public toilets where they are most needed and not wasting resources on public toilets that are in the wrong locations; and
  • exploring ways of providing well-equipped toilets that are vandal-proof, safe and accessible for all to use.

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Understanding the service

There are many challenges facing us in providing public toilets, such as:

  • There is no legal requirement for local authorities to provide public toilets, so there is no government funding set aside for it. This means that we have to find the money from elsewhere and other services may be more of a priority.
  • Vandalism and graffiti happen regularly and are a huge drain on resources. This is the reason why many public toilets have been closed. There are other forms of anti-social behaviour, which threaten the safety of genuine visitors to public toilets, and solutions are very difficult and / or expensive to provide.

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Page Last Updated:

19 June 2019

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