Fife Coast and Countryside Trust is delighted to have won four National Awards, along with three platinum grades and seven gold grades in the Loo of the Year Awards, in the 2017 search to find the best ‘away from home’ toilets in the UK. The Trust manages 13 public toilets on behalf of Fife Council at sites across Fife, all of which received recognition in Local Authority Public Toilet Awards category.
We are a local independent charity dedicated to giving everyone the opportunity to experience Fife’s wonderful coast and countryside, including many of the Kingdom’s most important wildlife sites and 15 stunning beaches around the Kingdom of Fife.
We are delighted to have received National Awards in four categories, as well as being presented with the Loo of the Year Standards of Excellence Award.
• National Winner (Scotland) in-House Cleaning Team
• National Category Scotland Parks and Gardens – Aberdour Black Sands
• National Category Scotland Car Parks – Craigmead
• National Category Scotland Beaches – Elie Ruby Bay
Robbie Blyth, Operations Manager for Fife Coast and Countryside Trust commented, ‘We are delighted to have the work of Cleaning and Litter Picking teams recognised at these prestigious awards. It recognises the work and commitment of both our full-time and seasonal staff in maintaining these facilities to a high standard. This adds hugely to the visitor experience, for the many thousands of people who visit our sites annually.’
The Loo of the Year Awards and associated Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards for cleaning staff have been identifying the best washrooms in Britain since 1987 and are recognised as standard setters for all those who provide ‘away from home’ facilities for staff, customers and visitors.
Every entry received an unannounced visit from a Loo of the Year Awards Inspector and was assessed against 101 judging criteria – including signage, décor, fixtures and fittings and overall standards of cleanliness and management. Every loo receives a grading ranging from Bronze to Platinum and Gold and Platinum winners are shortlisted for one of the several National Awards covering England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
The 2017 Tork Loo of the Year Awards were sponsored by Clos-o-mat, Dolphin Dispensers, Dyson, Propelair and Toilet Twining and are supported by our national tourism bodies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Thousands of washrooms were judged this year, across the sixty-one separate entry categories of the competition, with many first-time entries from establishments joining the increasing number of providers who submit their washroom facilities for an annual independent assessment.