British Toilet Association says Spendlove loos are tops
The public toilets at the Co-op, by the Spendlove car park, are the best in West Oxfordshire and among the best in the country - according to the British Toilet Association's Loo of the Year awards!
A West Oxfordshire District Council press release proudly boasts:
"The toilets at the Spendlove Centre car park in Charlbury gained an impressive 5 star excellent rating. The other four that were inspected received a four star rating and they are based at: Chipping Norton Town Hall, Bampton Town Hall, Black Bourton Road car park in Carterton, and Browns Lane in Woodstock.
"They were judged using a checklist of over 100 different criteria for assessing male, female, accessible and baby change facilities. West Oxfordshire District Council will now receive award grading certificates and a plaque for each site.
"All the toilets visited are part of an £800,000 refurbishment programme which started in 2006. They all now have new modern facilities which include self-contained cubicles, gents’ urinals, baby changing and access for those with disabilities to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)."
Rumours that brown signs are to be installed pointing the way to the toilets from the A44 could not be confirmed at the time of going to press.