Felixstowe/Suffolk: New competition to find Suffolk’s best toilet

Public toilets are not the usual tourist attractions but it seems the ones in Felixstowe are flushed with success.

A visitor to the town earlier this month was so impressed with the state of the Crescent car park loos that he wrote to the mayor of Felixstowe, Doreen Savage, cabinet members, and The Evening Star to express his delight.

As a result The Star is today launching a competition to lift the lid on finding Suffolk’s best public toilet.

We don’t want our facilities going down the pan, so get in touch and let us know which is top on your convenience list.

On a visit to Felixstowe, Bill Green, from Walsall, near Birmingham, found the Crescent car park loos to be “the finest public loos” he had ever used.

Mr Green said: “I have travelled widely throughout the UK and much of the world and can honestly say that these are without doubt the finest public toilets that I have ever used.

“The people of Felixstowe and the local council should be proud of that and consider themselves very refined indeed.

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“I do not know if there is an award for public conveniences but if so Felixstowe should put themselves forward for consideration.”

Mrs Savage said: “I was jubilant when I read it. The toilets are state-of-the-art and I thought it was really nice that a visitor to the town took the trouble to write about what he thought.

“It was all very positive and it makes a nice change.

“Sometimes all you hear is complaints so to receive that was very heartwarming.”

Mrs Savage’s comments were echoed by deputy leader of Suffolk Coastal, Andy Smith, who said: “Having fought for this for 30 years it is very satisfying to have it recognised – it’s fantastic and a great compliment.”

The toilet block on the Crescent Road car park was completed in January and has seven cubicles, including a large parent and toddler room, and has a changing places system for the disabled with a special hoist and height adjustable changing bench.

With the launch of the Evening Star’s Best Loo in Suffolk competition we want to know why you think your chosen lavatory should be the winner.

To nominate a toilet send in your entries complete with your name, address and contact number – details of the loo and where it is, and why you want to nominate it.

Send your competition entries by Friday, August 5, to The Best Loo in Suffolk, c/o Matt Bunn, The Evening Star, 172 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7DU or e-mail matthew.bunn@eveningstar.co.uk.