Thursday, 1 January 2009
Community Toilet Scheme launched, more needed for central Stockwell
Lambeth recently launched a scheme where businesses will offer the use of their toilets to any member of the public in return for an annual fee from the council. The Community Toilet Scheme has increased the number of toilets available across the borough, and details of the toilets that can be used in and around Stockwell are below (pictures courtesy of Stockwell Toilet Watch, who campaigns vigorously on this issue).
This is good news, and should mean that by 2010 no-one has to walk more than 500 metres to find a public convenience. Each business should display the sign above, but you are encouraged to commit the list to memory if you are ever caught short.
However, there does need to be more provision in central Stockwell (i.e. the area around the tube station), where provision is fairly poor to be honest. There are a number of businesses that could sign up to the scheme and give Stockwell a much needed public toilet near the station.
I will be writing to the following businesses (and others) to encourage them to join the scheme to get more central Stockwell provision:
Ladbrokes on the corner of Clapham/Stockwell Roads
Ethio restaurant on Clapham Road
Delta restaurant on Clapham Road
Cafe Nile on Clapham Road
The Khyber Restaurant on South Lambeth Road
Delicatessan on Clapham Road
Monoptics on Stockwell Road
Dental Practice on Stockwell Road
William Hill on Clapham Road
Betterbet on Clapham Road
Vetinary Practice on South Lambeth Road
So, come on Stockwell businesses, show some interest in the local community who use your shop/restaurant and sign up to the scheme.
Get in touch if you want more information on the scheme, want to sign up, or have a suggestion for a business who could join.