Article: The Privatisation of Taking a Piss

High level Toilet Sign in British Rail Station, toilets marked FREE (no payment)

This online article (Tribune, 26th April 2021) looks at how the ‘public’ part of public toilet is under threat.

An original take on public toilets, the article explores the issues of what has long been a trend – to rely on private providers of public toilets, whether it’s a public toilet on privately-owned ‘public’ space, within privatised services like the public transport network, or those in businesses including shops and cafes (unofficially and officially through Community Toilet Schemes).

Who does this affect or even exclude? And how has the toilet situation during the COVID-19 pandemic been made even worse through this practice?

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