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Our mission is to represent the interest and aspirations of 'away from home' toilet providers, suppliers and users of all types and to act as the catalyst for change inthe pursuit of standards of excellence in all areas of public toilet provision and management.

BTA Conference & Member's AGM 2013

Thursday 14th November 2013 at 10am – 3:15pm

The Stratford Hotel at Stratford upon Avon

Dear Members and Colleagues,

Another year has flown by and we have seen many changes in the toilet landscape. Closures seem to be the dominant feature still although there has been a significant slowing down as councils are trying to find alternative solutions to the problems that are now being faced with visitor numbers dropping and street urination on the increase.

The BTA Conference will be a great opportunity for myself and the management committee to get together with everyone to discuss real issues and network with many others who experience similar challenges.

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BCC Conference 2013

BCC logoJoin the front runners in the cleaning industry at the British Cleaning Council’s annual conference!

The cleaning industry has shown great flexibility, diversity and innovation over the last twelve months.

The CSSA's Interim Chief Executive, Steven Proudfoot, believes the industry can reap the rewards and look forward to growth in the industry as the recession fades.

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Loos and Lorry Drivers!

Who hasn’t grumbled about being stuck behind a lorry or muttered when they’ve been overtaken by an eager truck? Yet how many of us think about the drivers and their toilet needs? I would venture to say not many. Whilst a large number of us work in an office with toilets easily accessible, the working environment of the lorry driver is the road, with loos – and suitable parking areas – few and far between. Does this have an effect on their health and wellbeing?

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2013 British Toilet Association Innovation Awards

BTA Innovation Awards 2013Closing date for Nominations: Friday 20th December 2013

The 2013 Innovation Awards will recognise innovation in three key areas of ‘away from home’ toilet provision:

  • new products
  • new services
  • efficiency improvements

The BTA wants to hear about innovation that really improves the use or provision of publicly accessible toilets.

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Publicly Available Toilets - Problem Reduction Guide launched

Picture of the BTA Problem Reduction GuideThe BTA has launched 'Publicly Available Toiles - Problem Reduction Guide'. This document is intended to provide practical guidance and advice for the Police Service, Architects, Local Authorities and anyone involved with the design, construction, operation or management of Publicly Available Toilets.

Bound hard copies of this Guide are available to order from this site Price £11.75 including post& packing.

Alternatively you can download a pdf version here ...

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New benefit to BTA members and site visitors

There is a new tab above headed Buyers Guide. This enables site visitors to select a members name and view the products or services available with a link to the member's website and a list of products and services with a link to a list of suppliers of the selected product or service, also with links to the suppliers company, product or service website.

BTA Commercial Company Members benefit from exposure of their product or service offering to site visitors. Non Commercial Company Members that require products or services will also benefit from being able to contact other BTA member companies directly.

Take a look at the BTA Buyer's Guide by following this link.

If you are not a member and you would like to add your products or services to the Buyer's Guide, please visit our Membership page to find out How to Join the BTA.

Public Toilet Petition

We Need the Loos Petition logoPublic toilets are not always available where or when you need them, there is often a queue at the ladies, and facilities for disabled people, children and for changing babies are not always adequate.

However, public toilet provision is at the discretion of local authorities, and there is currently no legal requirement for Councils to provide any toilets at all.

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BTA Consultation Service

Each year we visit many hundreds of public toilets throughout the UK, provided by both local authorities and other operators. Over the years we have built up a unique fund of practical experience, covering every aspect of toilet provision and operation - and most importantly this knowledge is centred on the views and requirements of the user.

Through Loo of the Year Awards, promoted by BTA, our vision is that every 'away from home' toilet, certainly every Local Authority public toilet, will receive an annual independent assessment and appropriate star rating.

In the meantime, the BTA is ready and able to visit any type of provider - Local Authority or commercial as well as health, education and hospitality establishments, to discuss current standards of provision, future strategy and issues relevant to design, layout, product and service needs, security and maintenance - as well as marketing or revenue generating opportunities.

This service provides impartial, independent advice at a realistic cost which is discounted for BTA members. For more information (add link to BTA Consultation Service section of About BTA tab of BTA Website)

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