CFPI launches campaign for more public toilets


The CFPI's Public Toilet Campaign

The Campaign for Public Infrastructure (CFPI) is launching a new campaign calling on the Government to build and maintain more public toilets for our communities. 

  • Local Authority public toilet expenditure has halved since 2010 (–£64m).
  • According to Business Rates, a quarter of toilets closed in that time, down from 5,100 to 3,900.
  • Three quarters (74%) feel there are not enough toilets in their area.
  • One in five (20%) leave home less often as a result, increasing to two in five of those with medical conditions requiring frequent toilet use.

We believe that investing in accessible and inclusive amenities is vital for transforming public spaces into welcoming environments for everyone.

To deliver this, the Government should:

1) Embed public toilet investment within infrastructure funding bids by defining clear processes for valuation, ensuring their importance is recognised and supported. 

2) Provide consistent maintenance resourcing and accountability for public toilets through the Public Health Outcomes Framework and Ringfenced Grant. 

3) Create a new model of public toilet accessibility financing by building on the success of the Changing Places Fund, which delivered over £30m of investment in accessible toilets. 


Read more about the campaign here