Woodhill Park a Finalist in Loo of the Year Awards 2015
The East Runton park’s recently-refurbished washroom amenity building, which features sensor taps, hairdryers, baby change facilities and adjustable temperature showers, has already been given Platinum status by the awards’ judges following an unannounced inspection earlier this year.
But park manager, Nigel Carr, is hoping Woodhill can go one better and pick up the national title during an awards ceremony in Solihull, near Birmingham, on December 4.
He said: “We take great pride in the quality of our on-park facilities here at Woodhill, so it would be great to be recognised with a national award. We’re well known for having some of the best cliff-top views in the country, but it would be fantastic to have the nation’s best loos too!”
The facilities have been upgraded as part of an £205,000 refurbishment of the park’s shop and reception area, as well as its amenity building. Taking inspiration from the local area, the shower cubicle doors feature an eye-catching photographic mural of neighbouring Cromer Pier – a national award winner itself earlier this year.
“It would be quite something to be able to experience the Loo of the Year and see the Pier of the Year at the same time,” Mr Carr said, adding: “We’re keeping everything crossed for December 4.”
Other facilities at Woodhill include a small shop and launderette; a large recreation field with petanque court, tennis nets, and crazy golf; and a play area. The park offers holiday homes for hire, as well as pitches for touring and camping, and was recently awarded Gold in the David Bellamy Award Scheme.
The Loo of the Year Awards encourage the highest possible standards in all ‘away from home’ or public toilets. Introduced in 1987, the awards are recognised as the national standard in toilet cleanliness by the national tourism bodies of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Jersey. Entrants are graded Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum, with Platinum award winners going through to the national finals.