Did you know when you are out and about, it won't cost you a penny to use a toilet?

Hertsmere Borough Council are celebrating ten years since the launch of its Community Toilet Scheme.

The scheme means that people are able to go into coffee shops and cafes across the borough to use their toilet facilities without an obligation to purchase something.

Caffe Nero in Shenley Road, Borehamwood, were the first outlet to sign up.

Caffe Nero in Radlett have also signed up, as well 14 other shops across Hertsmere.

Coffee shops display stickers in their front windows letting people know they are involved in the scheme.

The council celebrated the anniversary outside Caffe Nero in Borehamwood.

Cllr Seamus Quilty said: “The Community Toilet Scheme has worked so well over the past ten years because it’s a simple one.

“Everyone involved benefits especially members of the public because they get access to clean, well-kept toilets without having to pay.

Rochelle Larter, regional manager for Caffe Nero, said: "I believe being a part of this scheme is a massive part of helping the community for both Borehamwood and Radlett.

"We wanted to make a difference when out shopping and to have the convenience of being able to use a clean toilet without the worry of having to pay for the privilege or having to buy something just to use the toilet which can be a real pain for some people that may not have money to do so.

"It’s important that we continue to have high standards in our toilets throughout so that each person will experience the same expectation whether they choose to spend money with us or not.”

Businesses are paid an annual fee, between £600 and £1000 by the council, to help cover the additional cleaning and maintenance costs while all toilets are inspected regularly by staff.