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Three West Ealing businesses have signed-up to take part in a new Community Toilet scheme to provide more public toilets in the town.

The scheme, went down so well when it was piloted in Hanwell that it is now being rolled out in other parts of the borough.

West Ealing has been chosen as the next place to introduce the scheme because the public toilets in Dean Gardens recently had to be closed because of concerns that they had become a magnet for anti-social behaviour. One benefit of the scheme is that the facilities are within busy shops or cafes, which deters anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

Those businesses taking part in the pilot are:
Waitrose, Alexandria Road, West Ealing
Al Panini Café, 58 Broadway, West Ealing
Gospada Vita, 146 Uxbridge Road, West Ealing

Businesses taking part will display a sticker in their window to let members of the public know they can use their facilities. They will receive £600 a year from the council to help cover cleaning and maintenance costs.

Council Leader, Councillor Julian Bell, said: “It’s often frustrating for people if they go shopping and find there are no public conveniences. It’s great that people will now be able to pop in to use these facilities for free and we are already looking for more businesses to come forward and take part in the scheme.”

Entry is at the manager’s discretion and the businesses are able to turn people away in exceptional circumstances.

Businesses interested in taking part can email for more information or visit the Community Toilet Scheme pages on the council’s website at





17 January 2011