New innovations & initiatives at The British Toilet Association Conference

15 October 2013

The British Toilet Association is throwing open the doors to its annual general meeting and conference to all interested parties and not just members.

Anyone with an interest in finding out more about the many changes occurring in the toilet landscape are welcome to buy tickets to attend the 2013 BTA Conference on Thursday 14th November 2013, 10am to 3.15pm, at The Stratford Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon.

Closures seem to be the dominant feature in public toilets 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 the management committee to get together with everyone to discuss real issues and network with many others who experience similar challenges.

The conference agenda will include a range of topics and presentations, with the opportunity for open discussion and a potential search for solutions to the issues faced by all in providing the public with safe, clean, away-from-home toilets. The event will attempt to examine the issues of accessibility, equality and social inclusion as well as the problems faced by residents, user groups, tourists and visitors to this country in actually locating clean, well-managed and clearly sign posted public toilet facilities.


A series of presentations will also look at new innovative products including eco-friendly/water-saving toilets, infection-control equipment and daily toilet systems management. In a new development, the BTA has recently been in consultation with the DCLG and MENCAP to provide a UK Toilet Map for their growing number of Changing Places toilet locations across the UK. This initial pilot project is expected to roll-out into a country-wide mapping system for all "away from home "accessible toilets provided by local authorities and private companies. 

Tickets are £75.00 plus VAT and include lunch and refreshments. Email or phone 02891 477397 to reserve your seats.