There are 16 public toilet sites within Bath and North East Somerset, and many others accessible within Council premises including Libraries, One Stop Shops, and Community Centres.

Through a service and refurbishment contract with Healthmatic Ltd, the Council's public toilets are high quality, with standards guaranteed until 2029.  Every location has at least one disability-compliant cubicle.


Opening Hours by location:

24 hrs a day 7 days a week 6am to 12am (midnight) 7 days a week 8am to 6pm Monday - Friday
8am to 1pm Saturday
Open 15 minutes either side of the P&R services

Seven Dials in Monmouth Street, Bath
Automatic toilet in Charlotte Street, Bath
Automatic toilet in Shaftesbury Road, Bath

 

Charlotte Street car park

 

 

 

 

 

High Street, 
Weston
No coin required - local cleaning arrangement, telephone number on display for reporting problems

Odd Down Park & Ride
Newbridge Park & Ride

Parks / Play areas

6am to 9pm 7 days a week (Evening closing time will change in the Autumn in line with daylight hours)

Alexandra Park

Alice Park

Henrietta Park

Memorial Park Keynsham

Monksdale Road (by sandpits play area and Two Tunnels cycle-path)

Parade Gardens

Royal Victoria Park children's play area

Sydney Gardens

The Shallows Saltford

 

 

Any problems should be reported direct to Healthmatic's 24 hour service on 01249 823143

Please follow this link for the May 2015 summary

The Council's contract from 2014 with Healthmatic Ltd will provide comprehensive cleaning and management  services for fifteen years.  It means that 15 public toilets in parks, play areas, green spaces and key transport hubs are remaining open and a brand new facility has been opened in Newbridge Park & Ride.  The contract has now guaranteed the provision of high quality toilets for our residents and visitors for many years - something which we have never previously been able to do.  That is in the context of very serious pressures on local government finance and this protected level of provision in Bath and North East Somerset is not something that many Councils can offer at the moment.  Other facilities in Weston and Paulton remain open under other innovative management arrangements, with Larkhall and Batheaston to follow.

The new cubicles installed by Healthmatic combine a number of improvement features:

  • A high standard of cleanliness and safety and able to handle large numbers of people using them

  • Large enough for a parent with a couple of small children and a pushchair to use together so parents and carers can keep a better eye on their children

  • Built into the existing toilet buildings, disability compliant with safe sharps boxes

  • Many more baby-changing facilities than there are now, accessible to male and female parents and carers

  • High-tech controls means access can be 24 hours / 7 days a week all year or the timers can be adjusted remotely to suit local needs (see table below for location details)

  • Access by coin entry to a private cubicle with its own hand-washing and drying facilities (as for the existing auto-loos in Bath and North East Somerset which have been operating successfully for 10 years)

  • Resistant to vandalism and misuse with an easy clean tiled interior and hard-wearing fittings

  • Removal of the male/female separate areas into unisex cubicles, access by coin entry, both deterrents to anti-social behaviours

  • Problems are detected remotely enabling rapid response by Healthmatic's engineering and maintenance teams

  

To find the exact location of one of these public toilets, on our mapping system, enter its name in the right hand link under 'Services in Your Area'                                                          

Check here for a list of the current Council public toilets other facilities and updates since 2013.

Please note that the toilets require 20 pence per use.

 

Central Bath - click here for a  map of publicly available toilets

The publicly available toilets next to Waitrose are operated by:  The Podium, Telephone: 01225 444678 or visit:  http://www.bathpodium.co.uk/ 

The two sets of publicly available toilets in Southgate are operated by the Southgate Bath Management, Telephone: 01225 469061

or visit http://www.southgatebath.com/facilities/

 

Accessibility

All refurbished toilets will include a disability compliant cubicle, RADAR key access will not be available at those locations.

Follow this link for Open Data - Public Toilets

A 'Provision Strategy for Public Toilets' was adopted at the Cabinet meeting (item 118) in December 2011.  See under 'Related Documents' for a copy of the Strategy document.

A draft version had been considered by the Planning, Transport & Environment PDS panel on Tuesday 13th September.  Follow this link to see the PDS papers.

This has led on from a Public Consultation carried out between November 2009 and February 2010 seeking views on where and how many toilets are required for residents and visitors, along with who should provide and management them and what they should be like.  The consultation results and the recommendations from the Safer & Stronger Communities Overview & Scrutiny Panel can be provided on request.

 

 

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