St. John's Road, Sandown, PO36 8ER
Opening times and charges
The facilities are open 8:00 to 18:00.
20p per use - coin or contactless
Radar key access during opening hours
Single unisex unit
Unisex DDA compliant accessible unit with automatic door and baby change facilities.
The original facilities at St Johns were thought to have been installed in the late 1070's/early 1980's. Split into a ladies with two partitioned cubicles, a gents with a cubicle and urinal and disabled access via a ramp. ST johns were very tired and dated with one of the cubicles in the ladies permanently closed and ongoing issues with the urinal. There were also ongoing issues with vandalism
In 2020, the town council made the decision to re-provision the facilities at St John's. A public consultation was undertaken which supported moving to unisex units and introducing charges. Following a tender process which explored different options it was agreed that the existing building would be retained. The contract for the works was awarded to Danfo (UK) Ltd and the new toilets were opened in August 2021.
The new facilities are designed to reduce anti-social behaviour and damage from vandalism. There are no communal areas increasing the safety of users. The units are serviced from behind the cubicle wall and fixtures are built in. In the cubicle there are sharp chutes installed as standard and a waste chute for customers to use that feed into the relevant containers in the service room. This greatly reduces the instances of sharps and waste inside the cubicle. Lighting is designed to come on when a person enters a cubicle and turn off when a person leaves a cubicle. There are automatic handwash facilities and flush settings designed to increase efficiency and the facilities are heated during the winter.