More toilets to reopen after lockdown easing

May 11, 2020

More toilets to reopen after lockdown easing

The council has reopened an extra seven public toilets today. The move comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a loosening of the Covid-19 lockdown last night.

There are now 12 of the council’s 37 loos open throughout the city that people can use when out walking or exercising.

Most are in busy footfall areas, are accessible and have baby changing facilities. Brighton & Hove Council  are also working with contractor Healthmatic on plans to reopen the remaining 25 sites in the near future.

The 12 toilets now open are:


  • The Colonnade; The Level, Lower Prom West Street, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Preston Park Chalet, Stanmer Park (all Brighton);


  • The King Alfred, St Anne’s Wells Gardens, the Western Esplanade (all Hove)


  • Station Road, Portslade


  • Park Road, Rottingdean


  • Ovingdean Undercliff.


Staff will attend the toilets throughout the day to clean and stock up on toilet rolls and soap. However, these items are sometimes being stolen, and we suggest people carry their own toiletries with them if they intent visiting the loos. More information on these toilets, including facilities and opening times, can be found on the council’s website.

Cllr Anne Pissaridou, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport & Sustainability committee, said: “With lockdown being eased, it’s great we can reopen more of our public toilets.

“The 12 now open have been chosen as they are some of the most used and best amenities, including accessibility for all and baby changing facilities.

Staff will be on hand every day to clean the toilets and replenish toilet rolls and soaps. But these are strange times and a lot of these items are going missing, so my advice is to try and take some of your own to make sure you’re not caught out.”

Further information on more toilets being reopened will be announced once plans are agreed.