you ever feel like spending a penny in Berkshire, be secure in the
knowledge that you could be sitting on an award-winning lavatory.
thrones in our Royal county have come out of the water-closet and
won a five-star rating in the Loo of the Year Awards 2003.
were among 1,000 individual toilets entered into this annual search
for the best loos in the UK, showing that their facilities certainly
aren't bog standard.
five Berkshire loos flushed with success are the ones in the Look
Out Discovery Centre in Bracknell, the Oracle shopping centre in
Reading, McDonalds in Slough, the National Grid in Wokingham and
the Moto services on the M4, Reading East.
more, the Look Out Discovery Centre loos have been winning awards
for nine years running. On
average 220,000 people use these toilets a year, showing that shoppers
sure go potty for them.
Vincent Paliczka (director leisure services), Cllr Iain McCracken,
cleaners Isabella Green and Mervyn Burt at the Look Out Discovery
winning loos were commended by the judging team for the overall
cleanliness and high levels of hygiene. Each toilet now has a plaque
proudly displayed on its walls.
Loo of the Year Awards and associated Attendant of the Year Awards
for cleaning staff have been identifying the best in Britain since
800 entries received an unannounced visit from an authorised Loo
of the Year Awards Inspector and were assessed against a wide range
of judging criteria including: signage and décor; fixtures and fittings;
overall standards of cleanliness and management.
about the Bracknell bogs, Cllr lain McCracken, Executive Member
for Leisure at Brackell Forest Borough Council, said: "To win a
Cannon Hygiene Loo of the Year Award for the ninth year running
is a truly outstanding achievement.
and Isabella, The Look Out cleaners, are both valued and important
members of The Look Out staff. I'm very proud of them, the centre
and of course our loos!"