Lack of toilets outside Wembley Stadium

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2012
Reference: 
2012/1294
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you update me on the lack of public toilets outside Wembley Stadium, since I last raised this with you in January 2010 (question 44/2010)? Will you ask Brent Council and Quintain the developers of the area surrounding England's national stadium to provide an adequate number of permanent toilets outside the stadium for the millions of visitors that pass through this area each year?

Answer

Answer for Lack of toilets outside Wembley Stadium

Answer for Lack of toilets outside Wembley Stadium

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Brent Council recognises the need for toilets in the Wembley area. The planning agreement for the stadium saw the Council receive funding to provide four public toilets in the Wembley and Tokyngton wards. Three have been installed and Brent's planners are now finalising arrangements for the fourth. That will be part of the redevelopment of Empire Way and will be ready by the end of this year. Importantly, it will serve the area that concerns residents most. That will be the long-term solution. Until that facility is built, the Council will provide temporary units near to the Empire Way site on event days and during the Olympic period. The Council will raise the issue of provision on Quintain's land at the next Auxiliary Safety Advisory Group (ASAG) meeting. This brings together a number of agencies, including the council, LOCOG and Quintain and is the ideal opportunity for taking this matter forward. The Stadium itself has some public facing toilets and many more inside. They have also installed temporary units in their car park for larger football matches.