PUBLIC toilets in Bracknell have been given the seal of approval as being among the most accessible in the country. 

Bracknell Forest Council has been named in the top 10 for places offering accessible toilets across the UK - just ahead of Causeway Coast, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Havant Borough Council.

Recent analysis has found that 84 per cent of Bracknell Forest's 25 public toilets are deemed most accessible.

Damian James, assistant director for contract services, said: “The council works hard with local partners to ensure there are accessible toilets in the borough.

“The survey results are a positive accolade that we are doing the right thing for all of our residents and visitors.”

Another Berkshire council that came in within the top 20 is Reading Borough Council.

The study conducted by QS Supplies has found that in Reading, 16 of the 26 public loos are accessible to disabled users.

Knowing there is an accessible toilet is important for many people.

A simple trip to the toilet can be a challenge if you don’t have access to the right piece of equipment or to adapted facilities.

Yet with the number of locally-funded accessible public toilets falling by 19 per cent in the last six years, people are finding it more difficult to track one down.

Although not required to provide public toilets, UK councils and companies are obliged to consider the needs of elderly and people with a disability equally.

Some of these assessable toilets include places like shopping centres and country parks.

The data shows the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is in the top position with 84.9 per cent of its 53 public toilets being accessible.