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ACORN North East region

ACORN North East region

ACORN's North East region contains the Newcastle-upon-Tyne branch, as well as many other members in other towns and cities, all fighting campaigns on the issues that matter to them. Join in with an action near you so we can win.

We are stronger together.

ACORN's North East region contains the Newcastle-upon-Tyne branch, as well as many other members in other towns and cities, all fighting campaigns on the issues that matter to them. Join in with an action near you so we can win.

We are stronger together.

Let Newcastle Council know we want our toilets back!

After council closures, Newcastle has faced a lack of public toilet access. The replacement "Use Our Loos" scheme is inadequate for the diverse needs of people in our city. ACORN Newcastle are demanding the council take on a strategic approach and commit to ensuring safe and accessible public toilets so that everyone can fully enjoy the city.

Together we can demonstrate our power in numbers! Join us by supporting our campaign, and showing Newcastle Council how much the people of the city want this to happen!

Between 2012 and 2014 Newcastle Council closed the vast majority of the remaining public toilets in Newcastle to save money in the face of central government cuts. These services were replaced by the “Use Our Loos” community toilet scheme which has proven to be inadequate. We are demanding the council conduct a thorough review of public toilet provision in the city, and commit to a plan that ensures accessible, clean, and safe public toilets for all who need them in all major public spaces.

The people of Newcastle, visitors & tourists, and ACORN members rely on public toilets to be able to fully enjoy the city while working, in leisure time, or while travelling. Public toilets are particularly essential for the elderly, those with disabilities, those with bladder & bowel conditions, those of us without a home and new parents. The currently available services in Newcastle do not meet the needs and requirements of many people, which can result in them staying home rather than enjoying public spaces. It is a matter of necessity for many people.