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New signs help shoppers spend a penny

Published Friday, 11 January 2013

Enfield Council is investing £9,000 in new signs to point shoppers in the direction of the borough's popular community toilets.

The Community Toilet Scheme works as a voluntary agreement between Enfield Council and local businesses who agree to provide free access to their toilet facilities in exchange for an annual payment by the council to cover the upkeep and maintenance costs.

Since its launch in 2008 the Community Toilet Scheme has grown to include 35 participants including libraries, superstores and local businesses in areas with high footfall in high street shopping areas. Members are routinely inspected by council officers to check they are maintained to high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

In all 30 signs will be erected to point shoppers in the direct of the community toilets.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Our Community Toilet Scheme is a real asset to the borough and means residents won't be caught short when they are out shopping.

"These new signs will raise awareness of the scheme and help shoppers find their nearest toilet quickly and will be invaluable for older people and parents of small children who value these facilities highly."

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