Great community spirit in spending a penny
Some fantastic businesses are doing their bit to welcome visitors to Northumberland by joining the council's 'You're welcome to use our loos' campaign.
It's a wonderful voluntary scheme where traders pledge to open their toilets to the public, making it convenient for visitors and locals to spend more time in our towns and villages.
The businesses receive the sticker, pictured left, to place prominently in public view, in so doing inviting people to use their facilities without the necessity of purchasing anything.
It helps promote Northumberland as a welcoming, friendly and accessible place and makes it likely visitors will stay longer and return more often - boosting the county's economy.
What do businesses get out of it?
> free advertising from the county council
> a 'you're welcome' sticker enabling the public to identify participating businesses
> likely increase in footfall
> the potential for more customer sales
> a sense of community spirit
Any businesses interested in joining the voluntary scheme can seek further information by contacting Northumberland County Council on 0345 600 6400 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org