Toilet Twinning

Last summer St Mark's Church set out to make Biggin Hill a Toilet Twinned Town.  This required 20+ toilets in public places, e.g, cafes, schools, churches to have a twinned toilet.  We are working with Toilet Twinning, which is a charity enabling communities in 12 developing countries to build and maintain their toilets.  It also teaches the communities about hygiene.

You can apply to Toilet Twinning to twin a toilet in your home or workplace.  It costs £60. You will receive a framed certificate containing a photo of the twinned latrine, its location and GPS coordinates.

At the 2018 Biggin Hill Festival, Toilet Twinning was the theme for the display provided by St Mark’s Church.  Children and their parents were able to learn about Toilet Twinning, where you can "twin" your own toilet with latrines in poor communities.  At the Festival, Councillors Julian Bennington and Melanie Stevens promised to support the Toilet Twinned Town project. They later twinned a toilet at Biggin Hill Library/Pool.  In October Jo Johnson, our MP, twinnned a toilet; his certificate will go in a toilet near his office in Parliament.  St Mark's would like to thank our councillors and MP for publicising this project.

Earlier in 2018 the members of St Mark’s Church made collections for Toilet Twinning, raising nearly £500 which not only twins all the toilets at St Mark’s with 4 individual toilets in developing countries and also a block of toilets in a school.

On 8 January 2019 Toilet Twinning confirmed we had achieved the target of 20 twinned toilets.  On 22 January there were 27 twinned toilets in Biggin Hill and £1850.86 raised for Toilet Twinning.

We know other Biggin Hill organisations are still planning to twin their toilets.  So there's still time to add your name to the list of organisations which have already done so.  You can see twinned toilets at these places in Biggin Hill:

1st Biggin Hill Scouts' Hut
Aperfield WI Hall
Biggin Cafe
Biggin Hill Children and Family Centre
Biggin Hill Clinic
Biggin Hill Library/Pool
Biggin Hill Social snd Sports Club
St George's Chapel
St Mark's Church
ShirleyCox Dance Studio
Stockhill Medical Centre
Spitfire Centre - sponsored by Biggin Hill Masonic Lodge, Men in Sheds and Biggin Hill Residents Association

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