Implementing the plan for public conveniences
New toilets at Henrietta Park were re-opened for use on March 13 and those in the Royal Victoria Park children’s play area re-opened on Friday March 27.
From later in April, Newbridge Park & Ride will have toilets for the first time, for use by commuters, shoppers and other visitors to Bath who use the expanded car parking and bus services into the city centre.
In Keynsham, as alternatives to Ashton Way car park, there are new facilities provided in the Civic Centre, One Stop Shop (open 6 days per week). The Civic Centre car park is close by. Alternative facilities are provided 7 days per week at Memorial Park and can be accessed conveniently via the footpath off the High Street. Customer toilets are provided in Tesco, and in the town's cafe and pubs.
At High Street, Weston, there is now an agreement with a local business to run one accessible, unisex cubicle with baby-changing, whilst using the rest of the building for storage. This started in February 2015, and is for 5 years; We are continuing to work on a similar agreement at Larkhall Square, where an accessible public toilet will be run in conjunction with a retail unit.
The resurfacing and parking bay marking works at Greenlands Road car park (in Peasedown St John) will finish in mid-April, following the demolition of the toilets block and access ramps.
Improvement works have been completed at:
Monmouth Street (Seven Dials), city centre Bath
Odd Down Park & Ride (off A367)
Monksdale Road, Oldfield Park (Sandpits play area/Two Tunnels foot/cycle path)
Alice Park, Gloucester Road, Lambridge
Memorial Park, Keynsham
Charlotte Street Car Park, Bath
The Shallows in Saltford
High Street, Weston
Royal Victoria Park children's play area
The new cubicles being 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
From Monday 6th January 2014, all the Council public toilets are being managed and cleaned by our contractor.
Any problems should be reported direct to Healthmatic's 24 hour service on 01249 823143
The facilities at Paulton continue to be managed by the Parish Council, who should be contacted direct for any problems or queries.
Click here for a list of the current council public toilets plus the changes since 2013.
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'.
Also, follow this link for Open Data - Public Toilets
Central Bath - click here for a map of publicly available toilets
Please note that the public toilets at the Royal Victoria Pavilion are closed (from 6th January 2014). Excel Tennis and Mini-Golf, the Royal Victoria Pavilion café and the bowls club are all open as normal. Please see the map linked above for the nearest public facilities.
|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
Charlotte Street car park
|Odd Down Park & Ride
Newbridge Park & Ride (from May)
Parks / Play areas
|6am to 9pm 7 days a week (Evening closing time will change in the Autumn in line with daylight hours)|
Please note that the toilets require 20 pence per use.
All refurbished toilets will include a disability compliant cubicle, RADAR key access will not be available at those locations.
The future for publicly accessible 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 seen here:
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