Following the demise of the public toilets on the B290 up on Epsom Downs, The Epsom and Ewell Times reports on the current Council provision of conveniences for the public:
- Nonsuch Park – open during park opening hours which are usually 6am to ½ hour before sunset.
- Horton Country Park – open during park opening hours as above
- Alexandria Recreational Ground Pavilion – operated by the café during café opening hours
- Auriol Recreation Ground, Stoneleigh – operated by the café during café opening hours
- Epsom Cemetery – open during cemetery opening hours
- Bourne Hall, Ewell – open during centre hours
- Epsom Town Hall – open during operating hours
- Harrier Centre, Poole Road, West Ewell – open during operating hours
In answer to The Epsom and Ewell Times, The Epsom and Ewell Borough Council provided the following information on the costs of spending a penny of those public toilets that are NOT part of a building used for other purposes (e.g., The Town Hall and Bourne Hall etc). To be clear – they are free to use! It won’t cost you a penny except through your Council tax.
Annual Expenditure 2021 to 2022 up to end of March 2022.
Nonsuch public toilets – Cleaning: £14,716.56
We cannot break down the costs for Mechanical &Electrical (M&E) as it comes within the expenditure for
the whole of the Mansion House.
Cemetery – Cleaning £6161.04 and M&E £993.68
Horton Country Park – Cleaning £5555.40 and M&E £741.36
The utility costs are also not broken down for just the toilets and therefore we cannot provide separate
Contrary to myth a person not patronising a pub does not have a right to use its toilet. London promotes a “Community Toilet Scheme” that encourages businesses to allow non-customers to use their toilets. London’s Railways stations take part. In the Borough of Epsom and Ewell the Ashley Centre would be hard pressed to prevent a member of the public having no intention to spend a penny in its shops from spending a penny in its toilets.
Should Epsom and Ewell have a Community Toilet Scheme? Write to us.